Overnight fire damages popular St. Charles restaurant - KMOV.com

Overnight fire damages popular St. Charles restaurant

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Firefighters outside Lewis & Clark's Restaurant Wednesday morning (Credit: KMOV) Firefighters outside Lewis & Clark's Restaurant Wednesday morning (Credit: KMOV)

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An overnight fire caused damage to a popular restaurant in St. Charles.

Fire officials were called to Lewis and Clark’s Restaurant on South Main Street after a fire started in the kitchen just after midnight Wednesday.

St. Charles Fire Department Battalion Chief Dan Casey said the building’s sprinkler system played a role in keeping the fire under control, but left behind water damage.

"Fire alarm system and sprinkler system really saved this building," said Chief Casey. "Saved this restaurant, saved this business for the folks down here on South Main."

The chief also said the concern with the old building was that the wood could burn fast.

“These old buildings, we have a three-story masonry building, been here for years, little worried about fire in void spaces, so we went ahead and called for a second alarm,” Chief Casey said.

The owner of the restaurant told News 4's Paige Hulsey they plan to reopen the restaurant, but are still assessing damage and a timeline.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

No one was injured during the fire.

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