DALLAS (AP) - Four businesses were destroyed by fire today morning in the restaurant-packed lower Greenville Avenue area of Dallas -- when the places were closed.
The multi-alarm blaze left one firefighter being treated for smoke inhalation.
Fire department spokesman Jason Evans says the fire apparently started in Terrilli's, a popular restaurant in the neighborhood east of downtown known for its eateries, funky retail stores and live-music clubs.
Evans says the adjoining restaurants that were destroyed share a crawl space with Terrilli's.
Gregg Merkow of Plano, a well-known tournament poker player who owns two restaurants destroyed by the fire, said he raced down to the area to see smoke billowing from his bar.
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