Simon's Bar damaged by fire, remains open

Simon's Bar was open Friday morning, just 12 hours after the New Prague Fire Department was called to extinguish a fire on the roof of the building.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Phil Simon, owner of the Main Street establishment, said indications are the fire was caused by a short in a sign in front of the building. He said it appeared the short caused the electric current to travel along a cable holding the sign in place, and that the fire started where the cable and the flashing made contact.

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