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Reward offered in fire that destroyed restaurant

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The investigation continues after a popular Bay City restaurant was destroyed by flames over the weekend and now a reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction on arson charges.

The fire happened late Saturday around 11 p.m. at the Star's Chinese gourmet restaurant on North Union Street.

No one was inside at the time. 

Apparently someone from across the street saw the flames and called 911. "We thank you for the person who called 911. Without that, the building would probably be burned down to the ground," said Thang Lee, owner of the restaurant.

Lee says the fire destroyed a take-out window and the area around it inside. He says what the flames didn't damage, water and smoke did.

The restaurant has been in their family since 1989. The family owns another Stars restaurant in Bay City, but this was their main store.

Right now, the cause is not known, but firefighters believe it could have been caused by arson.

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