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MONTPELIER, La. - A fire fighter on scene tells News 2 the Bear Creek Restaurant burnt down early Sunday morning in St. Helena parish.

The fire fighter says he was called out at around 3:15 am to the restaurant on LA hwy 16 in Montpelier.

Officials on scene say it took more than 6 hours to get the fire under control. The building is still smoking.

"The building is a total loss," said the fire fighter. He says the roof of the building had three layers which made it nearly impossible to put out the fire.

The fire comes just hours after nearly 1,500 people were in the building for an Aaron Lewis cocnert.

The Bear Creek Western Store was not affected by the fire and still open for business.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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