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Lowville Arby's catches fire shutting down portion of Route 12

Fire crews from Lowville, Martinsburg and Castorland responded to the Arby's restaurant.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 12:24 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2019 12:38 PM

LOWVILLE, N.Y. -- A portion of Route 12 in Lowville was shut down Tuesday morning after a fast food chain caught fire.

Fire crews from Lowville, Martinsburg and Castorland responded to the Arby's restaurant.

Firefighters say there was heavy smoke inside, and fire in the ceiling. There is extensive roof damage, and smoke and water damage. 

Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building, but no flames were visible.

There is no word on when the restaurant will open up again. 

Officials haven’t released what caused the fire at this point, but it's believed to have originated in the roof area.

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