The Golden Dawn Diner in Maple Shade, Burlington County, caught fire and burned for hours last night into this morning, forcing the owners to close the eatery for at least the near future.
Local firefighters called in help from area departments to help battle the two-alarm blaze, which shot through the roof. No injuries were reported. It was not clear who was in the diner at at the time the fire that broke out about 11:15 p.m. Sunday - shortly after closing.
Officials declared the fire under control shortly before 1:30 a.m. today. Much of the interior was destroyed.
The diner has been a fixture on the eastbound lane of Route 38 for decades, just off the cloverleaf with Route 73 and Kings Highway.