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Fire causes heavy damage to popular Buckhead restaurant

Crews have now cleared the scene and reopened nearby roads.

ATLANTA — Several Atlanta firefighters responded to the popular Tin Lizzy's Cantina in Buckhead just before 6 a.m. Tuesday where a fire caused heavy damage to the building.

An exterior wall of the building is completely charred. Crews could be seen on the roof of the building as smoke billowed just before sunrise. 

A spokesperson for the fire department said the first unit arrived within five minutes and conducted an interior attack. They said no one was inside the building at the time of the fire and there are no injuries. 

Atlanta Fire also said that the flames were largely confined to the left side of the building and, thanks to a brick wall on the outside that kept the fire from spreading, the structure is not a total loss.

To put out the blaze, firefighters did have to open up holes from the roof and inside of the building but said they were able to put most of it out within three to four minutes.

Piedmont Road and Roswell Road, which run near the restaurant, were briefly shut down Tuesday morning. However, both are now open and the scene cleared.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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