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      Restaurant suffers major damage in structure fire

      Shaffer's Restaurant suffered major damage following a fire early Friday morning.

      According to the Marinette County Sheriff's Office, a deputy on patrol noticed smoke emanating from the south side of Shaffer's Restaurant around 5:30 a.m. Fire Departments responded and began fighting the blaze. They were able to extinguish the fire after hours of effort.

      The structure sustained major damage from the blaze. Portions of the roof collapsed. No injuries were reported in the fire or the fire fighting effort.

      The origin of the fire is unknown at this time, and is under investigation by the Stephenson Fire Department and the Marinette County Sheriff's Office.

      Assisting the Stephenson Fire Department were the Athelstane, Lake, Silver Cliff and Crivitz Fire Departments, along with the Sheriff's Auxiliary, Crivitz Rescue Squad, and the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.