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An early morning fire destroyed the Tumbleweed Restaurant in Salem.

Salem Fire Chief Tom Day reported that a Salem City Police officer reported the fire at 2:25a.

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“When we arrived on scene the fire was already through the roof,” said Day.

He said they were able to contain the fire and extinguish the fire within 90 minutes.

Day said two Salem Fire Department trucks responded, along with one engine, both tankers and a tanker from Campbellsburg.

Washington County EMS personnel were also on scene.

No estimates were available on the cost of damage.

Day said the damage was so extensive, no cause may be able to be established. He did say electrical work had recently been completed at the restaurant.