Fire Destroys East St. Louis Restaurant

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) - Fire crews battled a large blaze Thursday morning in East St. Louis.

The fire started just before 4:00 a.m. at Ernistine's Fine Cuisine in the 1500 block of State Street.

Flames could be seen for several blocks.  The large building was burning quickly while firefighters tried to bring the blaze under control.  The building is considered a total loss.