Bait House restaurant at Clearwater Marina catches fire

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. - Clearwater firefighters responded to a fire at a Clearwater Beach restaurant Monday night.

The blaze happened at the Bait House on 51 Causeway Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m.

The restaurant closed at 10 p.m., and shortly after, a fisherman noticed smoke coming from inside.

When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. Gusty winds were blowing, pushing the fire toward the StarLite Majesty dining yacht. 

Firefighters were able to contain the fire and spare the yacht.

Preliminary information indicates the fire started in the kitchen.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

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