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MARATHON (CBSMiami) – A major fire early Saturday morning destroyed a favorite restaurant in Marathon.

The fire burned through Salty’s Waterfront Grill and two boats at Seven Mile Marina around 3 a.m.

Traffic in both directions was stopped during the fire.

January 18, 2014: A fire destroyed Salty's Waterfront Grill in Marathon. Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

January 18, 2014: A fire destroyed Salty’s Waterfront Grill in Marathon. Source: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports four stations responded and seven fire trucks worked to get the fire under control.

It took more than an hour to control the fire and prevent embers from damaging other structures in the area of 11th Street, according to officials.

January 18, 2014: This is what was left of Salty's Waterfront Grill after a fire destroyed the building.  Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

January 18, 2014: This is what was left of Salty’s Waterfront Grill after a fire destroyed the building. Source: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

A car in the parking lot of the restaurant also burned.

County and State fire marshals will be investigating the cause of the fire.

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