By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An early morning fire Monday spread through an exotic dance club and bar located off W.Va. 9 just east of Martinsburg, according to fire officials.
Fire officials estimated the damages to Club Lakewood and the Legz exotic dance club to be between $300,000 and $400,000.
"There was a lot of fire involved," said Capt. Mike Hough of the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department. "It was one of the tougher ones."
Hough said it is unclear what started the fire, which took about an 90 minutes to bring under control. Investigators with the state Fire Marshal's office and the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were searching through the burned rubble of the building Monday evening trying to unearth clues about the cause of the blaze.