PIERRE, S.D. — A weekend business fire in Pierre has been ruled accidental.

The Saturday night blaze destroyed the Branding Iron Bistro, and smoke heavily damaged the Pottery 2 Paint store next door.

Fire Chief Ian Paul tells the Capital Journal (http://bit.ly/2sdqzDV ) that the state fire marshal’s office conducted an initial investigation Sunday and ruled the fire accidental, though the cause still isn’t known.

No one was hurt.

Information from: Pierre Capital Journal, http://www.capjournal.com

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