Spoon's Bar and Grill had already suffered $75,000 worth of damage.
Firefighters had responded to the Duluth restaurant around 2:30 a.m., seeing flames coming through a ventilation duct. They went inside and, about two hours later, had extinguished the fire in the kitchen area.
Then it happened again.
A few hours after putting out the first, firefighters had to go back to Spoon's — because of a second, separate fire.
According to the fire department, someone spotted smoke coming from the bar and grill around 11:40 a.m., prompting firefighters to return to the scene. There was an active blaze in the kitchen area and ceiling.
Crews had to use a chainsaw to remove a vent that went from the kitchen to the stack house, allowing them to put out a fire in the vent and pipe chase.
The fire department said it thinks the fire reignited in an open space between the kitchen and the stack house, some time after crews had left earlier in the morning. The reoccurrence caused another $25,000 in damage to the kitchen and overall structure.
The cause of the first fire is still being investigated. Nobody was injured in either blaze.