Fire tore through two businesses in a residential area in Alice Monday night.

The Happy Daze Hookah Lounge and Fashions Hair Design, which were in an adjoining building in the 200 block of Woodlawn, were destroyed by the intense blaze.

Alice firemen were battling the fire late Monday night. Residents in the neighborhood said they first noticed smoke at about 8:45 p.m. Monday. Alice police on the scene said no one was injured in the fire.

Police did have to block off several streets to hold back curious onlookers who flocked to the blaze. A strong breeze also covered much of the northside of the city in smoke during the fire.

The cause of the fire was immediately unknown.