OREGON COAST (KPTV) – A restaurant known as a popular place to stop and eat while heading to the Oregon Coast caught fire Thursday evening.
At 7:47 p.m., North Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at the Otis Cafe, located at 1259 Hwy 18 in Otis, Oregon.
Firefighters said the restaurant had heavy smoke engulfing the building and flames coming from the eaves and chimney.
The fire at the Otis Cafe was extinguished in 20 minutes and crews remained on site through the night.
Fire damage was contained to the kitchen area and the attic, but the building sustained extensive damage throughout from the smoke and heat.
Otis Cafe owner Jeff England stated that he hopes to rebuild and has been overwhelmed by the support from the community. A GoFundMe has also been started for the restaurant.
The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
In total, five engines, three water tenders, a ladder truck and several NLFR vehicles went to the scene with more than two dozen firefighters.
Pacific West Ambulance and Depoe Bay Fire assisted NLFR crews.
The fire is being investigated by Lincoln County Fire, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. A cause is not yet known.
On the Fourth of July, NLFR responded to 17 calls, of which half a dozen were fire-related. Additionally, firefighter patrolled the beach after midnight and put out many abandoned fires, according to NLFR.
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