WATCH: Investigation continues into cause of Portsmouth fire
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PORTSMOUTH- Fire crews remain at the scene on State Street in Portsmouth as the investigation into Monday morning's fire continues.
The fire spread from the three-story building early Monday to a neighboring building that houses several apartments. Firefighters rescued a couple of people. Numerous fire departments responded to the scene. The building was reduced to a pile of rubble.
The blaze broke out at about 12:30 a.m. in a building that houses the 34-year-old State Street Saloon near the city's Market Square, the heart of its downtown area with shops, restaurants and many historic buildings. Investigators believe it started in the kitchen, but did not have a cause.
Published reports indicate one firefighter was injured.
The block of buildings in the congested area was evacuated when crews arrived. Photographs of the scene show the corner block reduced to blackened debris.
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