Upstate restaurant destroyed by fire

Mountain View Steak and Seafood fire
Mountain View Steak and Seafood fire

OCONEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Crews are on the scene of a fire that destroyed an Oconee County restaurant.

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King said a passerby called 911 just after 4 a.m. Wednesday and reported fire coming through the roof of Mountain View Steak and Seafood.

The restaurant is located on Pickens Highway in West Union.

Chief King said crews were on scene within minutes of the report.

They arrived to find the roof in flames. Chief King said the fire was controlled within an hour.

Four stations responded to the blaze.

Steve Baka says several fire trucks passed his home just moments before he heard an explosion.

He said the restaurant was a popular spot.

Fire units are still investigating what caused the fire.

Mountain View Steak and Seafood fire
Departments responded early Wednesday to a fire at Mountain View Steak and Seafood. Photo credit: Steve Baka

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