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Islanders flock to Facebook with support for The 122
It didn't take long for Bainbridge Island residents to flock to Facebook and show their support for The 122 after it burned down early Monday morning.
Fire crews responded to the blaze shortly after 911 calls came in at approximately 4:40 a.m. In just two hours, comments began to flood onto The 122's Facebook page.
"Sorry to hear about the fire this morning," said Lisa Worley with the first comment addressing the tragedy.
More support soon followed as islanders offered their sympathies to The 122 staff and family.
"So sad to hear the news about the fire!" wrote Aurora Roesler. "The 122 is the only place on the island to get out late and have fun! I love your staff, and I love karaoke night and trivia night and celebrating my birthday at The 122!! My prayers are with you."
The comments kept coming.
"Soooo very sad to hear about the loss," Candee Cole Dre wrote. "Please let us know if we can rally together and help in some way."
The Madison Diner down the street on Madison Avenue also went to their own Facebook page, offering to feed The 122 staff and family.
People also began posting pictures and fond memories of times spent at The 122 on the restaurant's Facebook page.
All that was left of The 122 was a skeleton of the of the building after a fire raged through the structure early Monday morning. The building, and its contents are a complete loss. The Bainbridge Island Fire Department is conducting an investigation into the incident to determine the cause.