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Restaurant under renovation severely damaged in early morning fire

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HICKORY, NC (WBTV) -

Firefighters in Hickory were called to a massive fire at a restaurant that was being renovated.

The fire was reported at the old Mama Town Buffet on the 1000 block of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard around 4:54 a.m.

Units from Hickory, Conover and Catawba County responded. The fire was brought under control by 5:43 p.m.

Fire crews arrived on scene to find massive flames shooting through the roof.

The restaurant was being remodeled and renamed Wesley's Tavern.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Major damage was reported.

Officials say heavy equipment will be brought in on Monday to aid fire investigators with the examination of the building.

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