-(Bixby Knolls), A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze that destroyed an iconic restaurant in Bixby Knolls early Monday morning. The fire was first reported around 9:00 pm Sunday evening. Crews responded to the call at Hof’s Hut restaurant located on the 4200 block of Long Beach Blvd and declared the fire a total knockdown within 20 minutes. Firefighters were called back to the scene around 1:00 am after flames were reported being seen from the buildings roof.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and officials said the building is a total loss. This comes as great sadness from the community as the restaurant has been an institution in the area since 1951. Long Beach local news has exclusive footage from the aftermath and you can see extensive damage in the kitchen and the roof.
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