Seminole Heights, Florida - Hours after flames destroyed a Seminole Heights restaurant, fundraisers are underway to help its employees and owners.
Early Tuesday morning, a fire broke out at Domani Bistro on N. Florida Ave.
An electrical malfunction in a walk-in freezer is blamed for sparking the blaze that gutted the restaurant and adjoining furniture store.
While it was only around for less than two years, the restaurant was seen as yet another sign that the troubled Seminole Heights neighborhood was turning around while attracting new visitors from outside the community.
Just after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, members of the Business Guild of Seminole Heights gathered just down the road at Cappy's Pizzeria to put together a fundraiser for the restaurant's owners and employees.
SEE ALSO: Locals help businesses burned in Seminole Heights fire
"I think it's a real testament to how this community is growing and will continue to grow," said Jay York, vice president of the guild who help organized the fundraiser.
The fundraisers are being launched via social media, with the money going toward displaced employees of Domani Bistro and the neighboring furniture store.
Here is more information on the Business Guild of Seminole Heights along with a website in which to donate to the fund.
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