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CNN was reporting last night that the original Margaritaville, the first restaurant/bar opened by singer Jimmy Buffett in Key West, Florida, was damaged in a fire yesterday morning and now is closed until it can be determined what caused the fire and repairs can be made.

However, by this morning there were fresh reports saying that while Margaritavile was closed last night to deal with the effects of the fire, it had escaped relatively unscathed…and that it was only adjacent businesses that were destroyed.

KC's View:
Okay, I know this has nothing to do with the subjects we traditionally cover here on MorningNewsBeat. But I’ve spent some great evenings at the Key West Margaritaville and consumed more than my fair share of Hurricanes on that particular stretch of Duval Street. So I am relieved beyond measure this morning.