Former councilman’s iconic restaurant catches on fire

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HOUSTON - Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a well-known restaurant to burst into flames in northwest Houston.

The fire happened Monday night at the Aunt Bea's restaurant off the North Freeway.

The fire took nearly 100 firefighters to contain it.

There were no injuries.

However, the restaurant did suffer some major damage.

Aunt Bea's has been in business for 70 years and was purchased by former Houston City Council member Jarvis Johnson five years ago.