Fire Destroys State Senator's Restaurant

Lone Cedar Café
The last hotspots are extinguished at Marc Basnight's Lone Cedar Café.

A fire early Tuesday has destroyed Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café in Nags Head, according to emergency personnel. The seafood restaurant is owned by State Senator Marc Basnight and his family.

Reports say the three-alarm fire began at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, and the fire stations from up and down the Outer Banks responded to fight it. Emergency personnel on the scene say the fire has destroyed the restaurant, which is on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway in Dare County. So far, no injuries have been reported. No word yet on what sparked the blaze.