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Strip Club Fire Investigation Continues

Posted January 7, 2008 6:36 a.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2008 7:49 p.m. EST

— Fire investigators plan to return to the scene Monday to try to determine what caused a fire at the Crazy Horse strip club at 3008 U.S. Highway 70 in Clayton.

Someone driving by the adult entertainment club at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday called 911 to report the fire. Witnesses said flames could be seen shooting 50 feet into the air.

It took firefighters two hours to get the blaze under control. Part of the structure smoldering after the fire was extinguished. Six fire departments from Wake and Johnston counties responded.

A firefighter suffered a slight burn on one foot. He was treated by Emergency Medical Services at the scene and was OK.

Three investigators from the Wake County Fire Marshal Office sifted through the ashes to determine how the fire started.

This Crazy Horse was established in 1998. It was part of the Pure Gold Club franchise and was open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week.

The owner of the club said he has insurance and plans to rebuild. He also owns six other clubs and said displaced employees will likely be transferred to other clubs.

The club had been known as Dockside Dolls. The 1 acre property is owned by a Clayton couple, according to Wake County tax records.