Morning fire causes $125K in damages at St. Charles restaurant

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(Chicago Tribune) – “A fire in a downtown St. Charles restaurant Wednesday morning caused an estimated $125,000 in damages to the structure and contents. No one was injured.

At about 6 a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at the Office Dining and Spirits at 201 E. Main St., according to a department press release. Firefighters found smoke coming from the roof of the building and upon entry found a fire above the ceiling in the kitchen area of the restaurant.

The fire was extinguished in about an hour, the release said. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and is not considered to be suspicious.

The business was closed at the time of the incident and no one was inside the building, the release said.

The Geneva, Batavia and West Chicago fire departments assisted at the scene. The Elburn Fire Department also provided coverage during the fire.”

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