A fire heavily damaged the Eagles Nest Restaurant on Route 6 in Terryville on Wednesday.
Flames broke out at the restaurant at 163 Main Street around 9:30 a.m., according to fire officials. There were 35 to 40 people in the restaurant at the time of the fire, but everyone was able to get out safely, fire officials said.
The restaurant suffered extensive damage and may take months to repair. The Eagles Nest will be closed until further notice, according to the restaurant's owners.
The fire appears to have started in the basement, according to fire officials.
Apartments above the restaurant were also damaged. Those residents are being assisted by the building's landlord.