KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — A downtown Kyle bar and neighboring business were both destroyed after a fire early Thursday morning. According to officials, the fire was put out shortly after 10 a.m.

It isn’t clear what started the fire at Papa Jack’s, located at 108 W. Center St. in Kyle. According to a city official, smoke was rolling from an alley next to the building when crews arrived.

The Kyle Fire Department said it received the call at 1:50 a.m. At first, the City of Kyle said firefighters began fighting the fire from inside the building before having to move outside for safety reasons.

Another business, Jack’s Axes, is connected to the bar. Both Papa Jack’s and Jack’s Axes roofs collapsed from the damage and are considered a total loss, according to the city.

No injuries were reported.

KFD said Thursday afternoon while normal traffic can resume along Center and Lockhart Streets, Main Street from Center to Lockhart Streets is still closed.

KXAN’s photographer at the scene spoke with people who live nearby and work there.

“We got some tweets and snaps that Papa Jack’s was on fire, and we didn’t believe it,” said Dana Davila.

She works at Papa Jack’s and said she closed the bar Wednesday night.

“I hurried up and got dressed … and we’ve been watching this monster of a fire destroy our jobs,” Davila said.

  • A fire ripped through Papa Jack's bar and grill in downtown Kyle early Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • A fire ripped through Papa Jack's bar and grill in downtown Kyle early Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • Papa Jack's, a bar in Kyle, caught fire early Thursday morning. Austin Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the fire.
  • Papa Jack's, a bar in Kyle, caught fire early Thursday morning. Austin Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the fire.
  • Papa Jack's, a bar in Kyle, caught fire early Thursday morning. Austin Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the fire.
  • Papa Jack's, a bar in Kyle, caught fire early Thursday morning. Austin Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the fire.
  • Papa Jack's, a bar in Kyle, caught fire early Thursday morning. Austin Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the fire.
  • A fire ripped through Papa Jack's bar and grill in downtown Kyle early Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • A fire ripped through Papa Jack's bar and grill in downtown Kyle early Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

According to the Austin Fire Department, KFD requested its help because of a ladder truck that helps fight the flames from overhead.

There were numerous agencies at the fire for mutual aid along with AFD. Crews from San Marcos, Buda, North and South Hays County and Wimberley responded to fight the fire. Hays County CERT volunteers, the Kyle Police Department and PEC all responded to the scene as well.

Kyle City Hall won’t open due to the fire and will be closed through Friday.

Davila said she and other employees were working at “making this the best spot in Kyle.”

“This was our bread and butter,” Davila said. “It was our livelihood.”

And as a new day begins, Davila syas there’s hope for the future.

“If we know the community and if we know our owners, will be back. We’ll be back, we’ll be better than ever. It’ll be awesome.”

According to the business’ website, one of the owners is Texas country singer Wade Bowen.