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Fayetteville Nightclub Goes Up in Flames

Posted January 2, 2008 5:44 a.m. EST
Updated January 2, 2008 1:05 p.m. EST

— Flames broke out at a Fayetteville nightclub early Wednesday morning.

The fire happened at the House of R&B at 3218 Bragg Boulevard. The fire was discovered at around 3:40 a.m. by a Fayetteville police officer patrolling the area.

The roof of the building collapsed on itself, according to authorities. No one was injured. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

The flames took away decades of memories. Noirese Stallings said the nightclub was a hot spot on Friday and Saturday nights.

"What am I going to do on Friday nights," she said after surveying the damage. "It's sad though for a lot of people's fun and joy."

The building used to be the site of a Putt-Putt business. The cactus and lighthouse from the Putt-Putt days still remain.

"Back then, I used to bring my children here to putt-putt," said witness Johnny Blount. "It almost feels like a family member has passed."

The blaze occurred across the street from another fire that broke out on Saturday. That fire destroyed two businesses and damaged two others. The cause of that fire is not yet known.