Wausau Pilot & Review

A Tomahawk restaurant and adjacent real estate office are heavily damaged after a blaze ripped through the downtown buildings, according to sheriff’s officials.

Century 21, 24 W. Wisconsin Ave., and the connected Nacho’s Mexican Grill both appear to be total losses, with the roof on the real estate office caved in and crews remaining on scene Thursday morning.

Fire officials say the blaze was initially extinguished but reignited. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene, where flames and heavy black smoke poured from the buildings.

In a Facebook post, the owners of Nacho’s Mexican Grill say they lost everything in the fire. “Most importantly we need your prayers,” the post reads, in part.

There’s no word on injuries and officials have not said what could have caused Thursday’s fire.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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