The Bristol Virginia Fire Department tells us they are still investigating the cause of the fire.


The effects of the fire could be felt on Commonwealth Avenue.

A water main break cause water to flow across the street.

It eventually closed a lane of traffic outside of George & Sid's for about six hours, starting at 11 a.m.

Bristol Virginia Utilities tells us there was so much water flowing through the pipe to the scene of the fire that when the hydrant was shut off, the pressure caused the pipe to split down the side.

BVU replaced about seven to eight feet of piping.

Both lanes of traffic are back open.