Madisonville, La. - Friends Coastal Restaurant in Madisonville burned to the ground after a party held there Sunday night. The restaurant has been closed since Hurricane Isaac and was scheduled to be demolished today, according to Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning.
The fire started around 11 p.m. Firefighters from St. Tammany Fire Dist. 2 say the top floor of the building was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. They said electricity was not hooked up to the building, but a generator was used during the party.
The fire rose to two alarms and took more than an hour to get under control. It continued to smolder Monday morning.
No one was injured, according to Browning. He says it could be days before they know what sparked the fire.