Cornelius Today is reporting that an early-morning fire at the Tropicana at 19830 W. Catawba Street caused extensive damage to the rear patio area. No one was injured. The Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville fire departments responded. Firefighters were dispatched at 4:41 am and arrived at 4:45 am. Chief Guerry Barbee said the fire was controlled at 5:02 am. The cause of the fire is under investigation.