A popular Lewiston nightspot was badly damaged by fire last night.

WIVB reports firefighters responded to a fire at Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street in Lewiston late last evening.

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Firefighters got the first call around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday night, and when they arrived flames were coming out of the roof.

At one point, the back half of the building roof collapsed. Sprinklers had been installed in the building, but it appears the fire was above them.

There was some fire and water damage to the Brickyard BBQ and Pub business, which is a separate establishment connected to the brewery. A fire door exists between them.

Fire crews say the BBC is not a total loss since the bottom floor is in good shape. Rebuilding in the same location appears possible.

One firefighter was hospitalized for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation but has since been released. No one is believed to have been in the building at the time of the fire.

Lewiston Fire Company No. 1 says Center St. and Ridge Rd. are closed between 4th and 5th St. as cleaning takes place.


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