DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton restaurant broke out in flames early Thursday morning.

According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, the call for a fire at the Legacy Pancake House on North Keowee Street came in around 5:30 a.m.

Dayton District Fire Chief David Grubb reported that an employee had arrived to open the restaurant and noticed smoke coming from the building.

Upon arrival, fire crews saw heavy flames coming from the roof.

Grubb reported that the roof is completely gone and the building is believed to be a total loss.

“Everybody on the fire department’s been coming here for breakfast over the years so it’s been here for a long time,” said Grubb. “It’s a pretty big loss.”

Keowee Street is reportedly closed in both directions between Stanley Street and Leo Street while crews are on the scene.

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