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Fire, Smoke Damage Cumming Restaurant

Mr. Swiss Restaurant on Atlanta Road is closed due to fire and smoke damage.

Mr. Swiss, a popular restaurant located on Atlanta Road in Cumming, was damaged early Tuesday morning due to a fire.

Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department said firefighters responded to a call around 2:15 a.m. When they arrived on the scene they encountered smoke seeping from the eaves of the building and a fire burning in the restaurant's kitchen.

"The fire was brought under control very quickly in the first moments after arrival," said Shivers. "But of course the building sustained significant smoke damage, some moderate water damage and some fire damage."

Shivers said an employee who was beginning his workday discovered the fire and as he was turning on equipment in the restaurant he discovered the fire.

While it's currently unknown how the fire started, Shivers said it is accidental.

"There's nothing about it that's suspicious what's so ever."

A crew of 17 were on the scene of the fire that was extinguished by 4:30 a.m. Shivers also said there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Locally and family owned, Mr. Swiss Restaurant has been serving authentic southern breakfast food since 1971. The owners posted this note on their Facebook fan page:

"Mr. Swiss has been damaged by fire early this morning and will be closed for the time being. Thank you for all of the calls and concerns, we will keep all of our customers as updated as possible. As always, we appreciate all of our loyal customers and are very devoted to serving you."

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