CHICAGO (CBS) — A popular restaurant in southwest suburban Channahon was devastated by fire late Wednesday afternoon.
A severe fire tore through the Lone Star Restaurant at 25208 W. Eames St. in Channahon shortly before 6 p.m.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Lake Breeze Wednesday Afternoon
While officials were not calling it a total loss from the fire just yet, Channahon Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Toepper said it’s very upsetting to see how much damage was caused by the blaze. Lone Star has been one of Channahon’s most popular places for generations.
“It’s a staple. It’s an icon of our community, I think. It’s been there as long as I can remember, quite frankly, and yeah it’s a sad day to see that have that kind of damage,” Toepper said. “The owners are a great family. They’re very appreciative of our work. We’re just very sad to see that kind of damage happen to one of our local businesses.”READ MORE: Woman Shot, Window Hit By Gunfire At University Village Health Care Clinic
Our hearts go out to the Channahon Lone Star Restaurant. We are very thankful everyone was able to get out safely. http://t.co/zDpajk0ZnO
— Village of Channahon (@VOChannahon) October 8, 2015
The fire broke out while roofers were working at the restaurant, which was open at the time. Everyone got out safely.MORE NEWS: Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No Notice
The cause of the fire was under investigation.