Local officials say a downtown La Crosse building is a total loss after a Thursday morning fire. W-K-B-T / T-V reports emergency responders were called to the India Curry House shortly after 4:00 a-m. Fire crews remained on the scene for several hours after intense heat forced them to leave the building. Residents from 16 apartments across the street were displaced temporarily. At one point a portion of the building collapsed. After the flames were put out the rest of the structure was demolished for safety. No injuries were reported. Smoke remained in the air until early afternoon. There were three apartments above the restaurant, but only one was occupied.

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