Fire at the Maennerchor Club near LaSalle Avenue in Downtown South Bend tied up traffic on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10.
Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. to fight the flames in the industrial building, which they say was unoccupied at the time.
Crews were still working on the fire an hour later, and South Bend Police had surrounding streets blocked off during the effort.
Power went out for about 2,500 nearby homes and businesses.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze.
— ABC57 News (@ABC57News) January 10, 2019
Well I have some bad news if stopping by Corby’s was in your after work plans… many have come by and left, disappointed! No beer here until 6 p.m. The bar is in the area affected by the power outage from the commercial fire. @ABC57News pic.twitter.com/9jb4aREUo4
— Tiffany Salameh ABC57 (@tiffanysalameh) January 10, 2019