A portion of Prescott’s historic Whiskey Row was damaged in a fire last night.  

 The fire began at about 6:20 Tuesday evening in the Bird Cage Saloon at 148 South Montezuma St. 

A staff member noticed smoke.  And the building was then evacuated and emergency crews were called in.

According to the Prescott Daily Courier, the fire spread into the immediately adjacent businesses, Larry and Hy’s barbeque and the Prescott Food Store.

The blaze was brought under control around 9 p.m. last night.

Public art is back on the agenda for the Prescott  City Council.

The Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council will report to city leaders on its plan to draft a city public art policy.

The non-profit organization will study how other cities balance competing ideas about public art.

Public art has been a source of controversy over the last two years in Prescott.

Last year a bench with religious symbols was removed from a city park after officials deemed it unsafe.