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.

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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.”

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The fire broke out while roofers were working at the restaurant, which was open at the time. Everyone got out safely.

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The cause of the fire was under investigation.