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By Nick Moroni
Skrine Chops, 7230 Madison St., a popular restaurant known for its pork chops, caught fire early Friday morning and at least part of the building was destroyed in the flames.
The cause of the fire is not known at this point, but Fire Chief Steve Glinke said that investigators are currently still at the scene trying to determine what happened. He did say, though, that the fire started in the rear of the restaurant.
"It worked its way up the stairs, got underneath the roof and then ran the length of the building," said Glinke, adding "the second-floor roof burned through."
According to Glinke, a police officer noticed the fire at 3:37 a.m., while patrolling the area, at which point the officer notified the fire department.
Firefighters managed to get the building under control within an hour, said Glinke. By late morning, though, firefighters and public works crews were still cleaning debris from the streets and the sidewalks.