Owners of The Round Table Restaurant in Godfrey are picking up the pieces after a Thursday morning fire gutted their business. The neighboring Duke Bakery location along Godfrey Road suffered some damage as well. Both businesses are closed, but Duke Bakery customers can still pick up or place orders at the location on Henry Street in Alton.
The call for help came in just before 4am Thursday by an employee of the bakery coming to work to find the building on fire. Godfrey's Assistant Fire Chief Eric Cranmer says even though the blaze happened in the middle of the night, it was still very hot for the firefighters.
No one was injured in the blaze. He says while an exact cause has not been pinpointed, the point of origin was in the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen and a couple of walk-in coolers.