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Firefighters say quick response saved Mercer County restaurant

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BLUEWELL, WV (WVVA) -

A Mercer County restaurant catches fire Wednesday evening and while there is substantial damage, firefighters say it could have been much worse.

First responders say they were called out to Dick's Swiss Burger in Bluewell around 9:00 p.m.

They say that the blaze was mostly contained to inside the walls in the game room.  The rest of the restaurant as well as two upstairs apartments suffered smoke damage.

Bluewell Volunteer Fire Department is less than a quarter of a mile away and crews say that helped save the building.

"Oh yeah, I definitely think this fire could be a lot worst if we had not been located where the fire department is," says Lt. Jordan Gibson. "We are literally just right down the road and I think the speedy response is what helped this fire."

Four fire departments responded.  No one was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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