Chautauqua County restaurant destroyed in fire

CHERRY CREEK, N.Y. (WIVB) — It is not clear what caused a fire that destroyed a restaurant in Chautauqua County Monday afternoon.

Around 5:30 p.m., several crews rushed to Trillium Lodge on Main St. in Cherry Creek.

Fire officials do not think weather conditions started the fire, but they are not ruling anything out, including the chance of a lightning strike.

In all, about 100 volunteer firefighters responded to the fire, which was brought under control around 9 p.m.

The building was a total loss. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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