SPRING, Texas – Several firefighters worked to put out a blaze at a popular bar and historic tourist attraction in Old Town Spring Sunday, officials said.
Officials were called to the Envy Wine Room located at 126 Midway around 10:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a commercial fire.
Firefighters said they arrived to find smoke and flames coming from a business on the corner. The call was then upgraded to a two-alarm assignment and nearly 85 firefighters from the Spring, Ponderosa, Aldine, South Montgomery, and The Woodlands fire departments worked for about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control, officials said.
According to investigators, the fire started in the attic near the kitchen area and was accidental. Firefighters said that everything in Old Town Spring tends to be ignitable due to the older buildings and wood.
“This is devastating and absolutely heartbreaking and I know this is emotional but it’s owned by two of our best friends and they’ve put their whole heart and soul into this business,” Eva Coutermarsh said. “We were the last customers last night and is never though that I’d wake up this morning and it wouldn’t be here anymore.”
The owner of Envy Wine Room stopped by the business to assess the damage and told KPRC 2′s Cathy Hernandez they are ready to rebuild.