Fire heavily damages Krekel's on Route 36

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Fire Department is investigating a fire at the Krekel's Custard location on Route 36 Friday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the fire just before 6 p.m.  WAND News spoke with the fire chief on scene, who says he believes the fire looks like it started from the building's power meter.

Officials say the building sustained a large amount of damage, and that no injuries or fatalities were reported.  The fire chief adds that it will "take awhile" before the restaurant will be open again.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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