A firefighter works outside Captain’s Fresh Idea on Route 1 in Waldoboro on Easter Sunday. Fire caused heavy damage to the interior of the building, according to Waldoboro Deputy Fire Chief Dale Smith. Credit: Alexander Violo | Lincoln County News

Fire gutted the Captain’s Fresh Idea restaurant on Route 1 in Waldoboro on Easter Sunday. There were no injuries.

The fire appears to have started on the ground floor and “progressed pretty quickly to the upstairs,” Waldoboro Deputy Fire Chief Dale Smith said. The cause is unknown.

No one was inside the building when the fire started Sunday afternoon, but the building’s owners were working outside, according to Smith.

Heavy smoke was coming from the building when firefighters arrived. “We knocked the fire down and then went in,” Smith said.

The restaurant is at 3515 Atlantic Highway, just south of the county and town line. Route 1 was closed for a time, and then one lane was reopened.

Lincoln County Communications dispatched the Waldoboro Fire Department at 2:52 p.m. The Damariscotta, Union and Warren fire departments also responded, as well as Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services and the Waldoboro Police Department.

This story appears through a media partnership with The Lincoln County News.