Historic Mining Camp Restaurant to remain closed, owner Fugate says

Ladder trucks and other fire apparatus were used to extinguish a July 25 fire at the Mining Camp Restaurant. /Photo courtesy of the Superstition Fire and Medical District/Apache Junction Independent

Apache Junction Independent

Vinton Fugate, owner of the historic Mining Camp Restaurant that was destroyed in a fire last summer, said in a Facebook post May 25 that it will not reopen.

Firefighters were called at 3:03 a.m. July 25 to the business, 6100 E. Mining Camp St. in Apache Junction. The official cause of the fire was electrical, according to the Superstition Fire and Medical District.

“Today we announce that the Mining Camp Restaurant will officially remain closed,” Mr, Fugate said in the post at https://www.facebook.com/MiningCampRestaurant. The business opened 56 years ago, he said.


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