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Fire causes $750,000 in damage to Mapleton restaurant: fire department
KITCHENER -- A restaurant and gift shop in Mapleton was destroyed by a fire early Monday morning.
The Mapleton Fire Department says it was called to Country Sisters Coffee Plus at around 2:40 a.m.
When crews arrived at the scene near Wellington Road 86 and Side Road 15, they found the structure fully-involved.
Despite the best efforts of 45 firefighters from four stations, the building is being described as a total write-off.
Officials say damages are estimated at around $750,000.
It's not yet clear what exactly caused the fire, but fire officials believe it started between the gift shop and restaurant.
They say it's not believed to be cooking-related due to COVID-19 restrictions, and say that the fire is not considered suspicious.
The owners of the business lives behind it where it once stood. They didn't want to speak on camera, but told CTV that they're hopeful their community and church will help them through this difficult time.
Fire trucks cleared the scene by late Monday morning, while the road was still closed as of 10 a.m.