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Fort Worth club destroyed by fire; weather may have started it, fire officials say

Fire destroys Fort Worth club

No one was injured when a fire broke out at the Makumba Bar & Grill in the 6300 block of the South Freeway. Fire investigators are trying to determine if weather caused the blaze.
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No one was injured when a fire broke out at the Makumba Bar & Grill in the 6300 block of the South Freeway. Fire investigators are trying to determine if weather caused the blaze.

A fire destroyed a Fort Worth club late Sunday, but no injuries were reported, according to fire officials.

Fire investigators are trying to determine if weather caused the blaze. Storms rolled through the Dallas-Forth Worth area for the third Sunday in a row.

The fire was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Makumba Bar & Grill in the 6300 block of the South Freeway.

Part of the building collapsed during the fire, fire officials said.

The building was the site of the former The Rig Steakhouse, which closed in 2016.

The Rig Steakhouse, an inexpensive Western steak restaurant and karaoke saloon, was open for 36 years and known for its drilling-rig sign on Interstate 35W.

The Rig specialized in $15 T-bone or strip steak dinners.

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