SLATER FIRE: Bar And Restaurant Damaged

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A popular bar and grill in downtown Slater is closed following a fire that started Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported at the Take Down Bar and Grill on Main Street was reported around 9:00 a.m.

When Slater firefighters got there they saw smoke coming from the building. Putting the flames out was a bit of a challenge because crews couldn’t use the town’s fire hydrants, that’s because the water tower has been taken offline for repainting of the interior.

Slater called in backup from Huxley, Kelley and Cambridge and those departments trucked in water.

The building sustained heavy smoke and heat damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.