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.READ MORE: Formula 1 Racing Coming to Miami Gardens, Some Residents Aren't Happy About It
Traffic in both directions was stopped during the fire.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports four stations responded and seven fire trucks worked to get the fire under control.READ MORE: Zoo Miami Helps Discover A Brand New Spider Species In Miami
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.
A car in the parking lot of the restaurant also burned.MORE NEWS: South Florida Restaurants Desperate For Workers Offer $400 Signing Bonuses
County and State fire marshals will be investigating the cause of the fire.