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Blaze destroys Mayville restaurant

Photo by Eric Tichy Firefighters were at the scene this morning of the Mayville Diner fire.

MAYVILLE — Firefighters worked into the early hours this morning battling a fire that ripped through a longstanding village restaurant.

Chautauqua County fire dispatch said a passing police patrol spotted smoke coming from the Mayville Diner, 7 W. Chautauqua St., around 10:45 p.m. Monday. The structure fire was confirmed shortly thereafter, and crews from several nearby departments were called.

The diner is across the street from the Mayville Fire Department.

The area surrounding the diner was closed to traffic as firefighters tried to douse the blaze. Photographs and video posted to social media showed the building almost completely engulfed by flames.

By midnight, fire could still be seen periodically coming from the diner’s roof.

Responding agencies included Chautauqua Fire Department, Sherman Fire Department, Dewittville Fire Department, Westfield Fire Department, Mayville Fire Department, Chautauqua County EMS, Chautauqua Fire Department, Sherman Fire Department and Hartfield Fire Department.

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