Thu. 9:44 a.m.: Downtown Warren bar damaged by fire

WARREN — The Powerhouse Bar & Grill was heavily damaged during a fire early this morning.

Fire Chief Ken Nussle said that at about 4:30 a.m., a passer-by reported heavy smoke on Mahoning Avenue across from the bar. When crews arrived, they found a fire at the bar at 999 Mahoning Ave. NW.

Nussle said the fire appears to have started on the first floor and extended to the second floor and into the roof.

The bar was closed at the time and no injuries were reported. The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes. Investigators remain on the scene this morning trying to determine the cause of the blaze.