Bevier Restaurant, Museum Demolished By Fire

Just after the sun went down last night, crews took the last major step in making the area around a burned-out Bevier restaurant and museum safe. About 6pm, they knocked down the remains of the buildings, to avoid the possibility of uncontrolled collapse. Flames could be seen for miles from the blaze the destroyed the The Pear Tree restaurant and The Black Diamond Museum…a fire that caused so much damage firefighters may never pinpoint the cause. Earlier in the afternoon, one wall collapsed under its own weight. The phalanx of fire equipment and the falling brick hazard led authorities to close Route C through Bevier for much of the day.