Fire at cafe stops traffic |

Fire at cafe stops traffic

A Tuesday-morning stove-top grease fire at the Railroad Cafe, at 111 W. Main St., forced police to block off the street from S. Auburn Street to Mill Street for about 20 minutes.

The fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. and was contained by 10:30 a.m. The restaurant was open at the time, but there were no customers inside.

The stove suffered the most serious damage, although the restaurant manager decided to close down for the rest of the day to clean up.

Smoke could be smelled from a half-block away from the restaurant 15 minutes after the fire was put out.

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