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Famed Koreatown restaurant gutted by fire

The owners of the legendary OB Bear Restaurant in Los Angele’s Koreatown are hopeful they will be able to reopen after a fire ripped through the long time establishment, reports LA Eater.

Still no word on what caused the weekend fire which broke out in the early morning.

“It happened really fast. We’re curious how it happened because our cameras didn’t catch anything. It just started and grew really fast,” said Justin Lee to the Eater. “I don’t think it was arson. The insurance adjuster will determine all the liabilities.”

The Korea Daily posted heart-wrenching photos of some of the charred damage.

Lee said the damage is actually not as bad as first thought, saying firefighters arrived ten minutes after getting the call.

OB Bear announced the fire on their Instagram account.


“We are sad to say that we will be temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you all for the support ♥️,” the restaurant wrote.

Several people expressed their disappointment and support on social media.

OB Bear, which also includes a bar, is known as one of Koreatown’s late night spots in the community.

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