CONCORD — The Concord Diner burned down Wednesday morning.
No one was inside at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
The diner had been known previously as the Concord Family Restaurant.
Officials stated that the fire broke put around 4: 50 a.m. The Concord Fire Department responded to the scene at 4:54 following several 9-1-1 calls describing flames seen coming from the diner.
Once on scene, crews entered the restaurant, but part of the building started to collapse and firefighters had to exit. Crews then began attack the flames from the outside. No Concord fire members were hurt.
The fire caused significant damage to the diner.
The fire caused the north and south bound lanes of N.C. Highway 29 to shut down but they reopened later in the morning.
Around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Concord Diner put a post up on its Facebook page letting patrons and friends know that everyone was safe.
The post read: "We want everyone to know that everyone is safe. We appreciate all your concern and prayers. Please keep Peter and Carrie and the staff in your thoughts and Prayers."
Several members of the community responded to the post offering prayers and condolences.
One commenter, Julie Post, wrote: "So thankful that everyone is okay, but so very sad thinking of your loss. The restaurant was filled with so many collectables and so much cool memorabilia not to mention that fantastic dessert wheel. It hurts to think of it. Keeping Pete, Carrie, Gus and all who worked there in my prayers."
The diner was a beloved landmark in the Concord community.
The investigation into what caused the fire is still ongoing by the Concord Fire Marshalls.