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Fire at Madison’s Nitty Gritty causes evacuation

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Nitty Gritty restaurant on N Francis St. was evacuated after it caught fire Sunday morning.

The Madison Police Department dispatch said an officer first noticed a fire in a dumpster behind the building shortly after 1 am

The fire quickly spread to the Nitty Gritty and a nearby car.

So far, Madison Police say there are no injuries and everyone was safely evacuated.

Police also confirmed there are street closures near Johnson St. and N Francis.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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