WILKES-BARRE -- Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire at a club that's been the site of trouble in Wilkes-Barre.
No one was inside the Passion Lounge on Scott Street in Wilkes-Barre when the fire began at 4:45 a.m. and no one was hurt.
Hours later, nearby business owner Jason Moore saw the damage for the first time.
"Not totally surprising based on what goes on at that place apparently, but you know, it happens," said Moore.
Moore says it's a shame that it was destroyed but admits the lounge did have its fair share of issues. Police investigated a shooting outside the lounge just a few weeks ago.
"The cops are coming in my place asking me for footage, you know, because I have security cameras. I mean it seems like it's just a nuisance."
Firefighters say this fire was extremely hot and smoky. They actually had to break the door to this neighboring insurance company in an effort to make sure the fire wouldn't spread.
"So happy that it didn't go to ours," said Leah Brzycki, owner of 2nd Chance Treasures. "It's unfortunate though, that's someone's business, and unfortunately it happened. Thank God no one was hurt."
Business owners say they felt unsafe working so close to the Passion Lounge especially considering there have been three shootings near the lounge since it opened two years ago.
"It would make anyone nervous to have something like that next door," Brzycki added.
Firefighters are still investigating the cause.