Italian Restaurant, Mortgage Company Total Loss After Fire Rips Through Building

Ruggeri's Italian Restaurant and the offices of Fairway Mortgage Company are a total loss after a large fire ripped through the building Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the 32 Village Lane in Colleyville just after 12 p.m. Thursday.

"The entire roof was on fire," said Cory Ramsey, who works with his father and brother at Fairway Mortgage . "They got out of the building at 12:35-ish and part of this collapsed at 12:39."

Friday afternoon a fence company came out to finish putting a barrier around the compromised structure.

"So had we gone up and made one more trip, we probably wouldn't have come down," said Ramsey's father, Bill. "Stupid," said the elder Ramsey looking at the charred structure on Friday. "It looks like it was bombed."

Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Bedford, Keller and Southlake fire departments all responded to the fire. No one was hurt.

"This was one of those little hidden gems," said Ron Castleman, a long-time regular customer at Reggeri's Italian Restaurant. "Always welcomed like you're coming into their I really miss it already."

People inside the building at the time say fire alarms never went off. They also tell NBC 5 that a new tar roof was being installed on the building and may have caused the fire, but so far we have not heard from fire investigators on an exact cause.

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