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Oelwein restaurant burns

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OELWEIN (KWWL) -

According to a KWWL viewer, Luigi's Restaurant and Lounge in Oelwein is on fire.

This photo was sent by John Fletcher.

Fletcher says firefighters and police are now on scene.

According to the Oelwein Police Department, they have officers in the area to block traffic around the burning building.

We are working to see whether anyone was hurt, but witnesses say they haven't seen any ambulances in the area.

According to Fletcher, he believes the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Please stay with KWWL as this story develops.

According to the restaurant's website, the Italian family-owned restaurant has been in business in eastern Iowa since 1959.

Photos from this story are provided by witnesses who are watching the fire.

Witnesses say they believe the fire started from the building's broiler after hearing a loud pop, but we are waiting to confirm that information.

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