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Sycamore Wendy's building a total loss, officials say

Monica Synett - msynett@shawmedia.com
Sycamore and DeKalb were among the fire departments responding to the scene of a fire at the Wendy's restaurant at 439 State St. in Sycamore on Friday, January 9, 2015. Authorities shut down East State and East Exchange streets between Sabin and Walnut streets. Manager Sanethra Currasco said five employees were inside restaurant when the fire started in the ceiling.
Monica Synett - msynett@shawmedia.com Sycamore and DeKalb were among the fire departments responding to the scene of a fire at the Wendy's restaurant at 439 State St. in Sycamore on Friday, January 9, 2015. Authorities shut down East State and East Exchange streets between Sabin and Walnut streets. Manager Sanethra Currasco said five employees were inside restaurant when the fire started in the ceiling.

SYCAMORE ­ The Wendy's restaurant that caught fire Friday is estimated to be a total loss, according to fire officials.

Damage is estimated at about $500,000, according to a news release.

Fire crews from Sycamore, Cortland, DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Maple Park, Hampshire, Elburn and Malta all responded to the scene, 439 E. State St., blocking off a portion of State Street while crews spent two hours controlling the fire. The fire was reported about 3:50 p.m. Friday.

Flames shot from the roof and spread ripped through the dining area. Smoke could be seen for miles. No injuries were reported.

The fire was still under investigation as of Monday morning, Fire Chief Pete Polarek said.

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