On July 17, a fire occurred at Miller's Seawall Grill on Seawall Blvd. It started as a grease fire in the kitchen but spread into the building's air-conditioning system, and then burned the roof. The Galveston Fire Department arrived  in less than two minutes, but the flames and smoke did their damage. After being open since 1976, the restaurant is closed for repairs until next month


The restaurant has 42 employees. They were very anxious after the fire, but during the first staff meeting after the fire, owner Donal Clark had good news. All employees would keep their jobs until the restaurant reopens. But there was a catch. To earn their paychecks, each employee must volunteer at local non-profits at least 12 hours each week. They are all enjoying their new adventures.