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Early morning fire tears through Rileys Bar and Grill in Bobcaygeon

Click to play video: 'New Bobcaygeon restaurant heavily damaged after early morning fire' New Bobcaygeon restaurant heavily damaged after early morning fire
An early morning fire has caused close to one million dollars in damage to a Bobcaygeon restaurant. Rileys Bar and Grill had just opened in February and recently finished renovations to its patio – Jun 24, 2020

No one was injured as a fire tore through a popular bar and grill in Bobcaygeon, Ont., on Wednesday morning.

The Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue says crews responded to the blaze on Canal Street around 5:20 a.m. and found Rileys Bar and Grill in a fully involved fire. The business is located alongside the Bobcaygeon River and often serves boating traffic through the Trent-Severn Waterway.

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On Facebook, owners Don and Laurie Riley said they received a call saying their restaurant was on fire.

“We are beyond upset and in total shock that this has even happened! Everyone is thankfully safe,” they said in a post.

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“We want to thank all the firefighters who’ve worked tirelessly to put out the flames! Rileys is now closed, we will be reaching out to all reservations to let them know.”

 

Firefighters assess the scene at Rileys Bar and Grill. Harrison Perkins/Special to Global News Peterborough

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP said no one was in the building when the fire broke out. The Office of Ontario Fire Marshal will be attending the scene to assist with the investigation.

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The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Damage is pegged at close to $1 million, according to fire officials.

Click to play video: 'Early morning fire rips through Bobcaygeon bar and grill' Early morning fire rips through Bobcaygeon bar and grill
Early morning fire rips through Bobcaygeon bar and grill – Jun 24, 2020

 

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