Investigators spent the day digging through the ashes to determine what caused the fire that burned the Handle Bar Restaurant and Hell Yeah Cycles early Wednesday morning.
Daisy Smith's phone rang at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.
"We just got the call that the place was on fire, no details," she said.
She and her husband raced to the restaurant they only opened six weeks ago only to find, "flames, smoke, your worst nightmare."
video They found their found their business, the Handle Bar Restaurant and Hell Yeah Cycles burning. Spokane Valley firefighters called a second alarm because they needed more help to put the fire out.
"It's hard when this is your livelihood, your passion, your dream and it's up in flames," Smith said.
Investigators believe the fire may have started in the basement and worked it's way to the attic, collapsing a portion of the main floor as it spread.
"This has been remodeled three or four times so there's a lot of void spaces. It took us a long time to get every bit of it," Pat Schaffer with the Spokane Valley Fire Department said.