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McAlister's begins reconstruction, hopes to open by August 1

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(Source: Columbia Fire Department) (Source: Columbia Fire Department)
(Source: Columbia Fire Department) (Source: Columbia Fire Department)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The owner of a Harbison area restaurant says crews are beginning reconstruction and hope to reopen sometime this summer after fire caused approximately $350K in damage Tuesday morning.

Fire investigators say an electrical short from a commercial appliance caused the fire at McAlister's Deli.

According to a Columbia Fire Department spokesperson, firefighters responded to the restaurant on Columbiana Drive around 5 a.m.

When crews arrived on the scene, they reported seeing fire and smoke coming from the roof.

Nobody was hurt.

The restaurant's owner says they hope to reopen around August 1st.

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