Door County iconic restaurant goes up in flames in Egg Harbor

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Nobody was injured when the Shipwrecked historic inn and brew pub in Egg Harbor was destroyed in a fire that started right about the time the restaurant was opening at 11:00 a.m.

There was an overwhelming response by fire fighters, in fact crews came from every town and village in Door County except Washington Island, but the help also came from Kewaunee and Door County.

The building originally built in 1882, however because of the age and the size of the building made it difficult for fire fighters to extinguish the flames.

Fire fighters also had to deal with heat and humidity at the same time, emergency services made sure fire fighters were hydrated and fed, treating around 80 men and women.

Nine fire fighters were taken to the hospital as a precaution, they are expected to be alright.

People in the Village of Egg Harbor appreciated the response, but this loss will leave a void in the village as one of its most iconic places went up in flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Footage of the fire in Egg Harbor courtesy of Peninsula Pulse Newspaper.

Witnesses say the fire started just after 11AM.

It engulfed sections of the restaurant, crews are working to put those flames out.

Reports so far say that everyone made it out safely. There are no injuries at the moment.

Highway 42 is shut down in both directions near the fire.

Stay with Local 5 for continued updates.

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