Wednesday, 05 April 2017 03:53

BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Fire destroys future Ellsworth restaurant Featured

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BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Fire destroys future Ellsworth restaurant

ELLSWORTH - A fire destroys a future restaurant's building in downtown Ellsworth. 

Multiple crews responded to the new site of the China Hill Restaurant on High Street around 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

The building was formerly Betty's Hilltop House.

The call came in around 10:50 p.m.

Crews had to shut down High Street for a few hours while firefighters were working to contain the flames from all sides of the building.

High winds made putting out the fire more difficult. 

The kitchen area looked to have the most amount of damage.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.

No word on a cause at this hour.

We will keep you updated as we learn more. 

Blake Lipton

Morning Anchor/Reporter
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Blake Lipton joined the ABC 7 and Fox 22 news team in January of 2016 and is excited to start his career in television as a morning anchor at our station!

He is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and has previously interned with the ESPNU/SEC Network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the WOLO sports department in Columbia, South Carolina during his time in school.

Blake also worked with the Weather Channel to help cover the historic South Carolina floods in the fall of 2015.

While most of his experience is in sports, Blake is thrilled for the opportunity to host the morning show at Fox ABC Maine and become a more well-rounded journalist and storyteller.

When he is not anchoring or reporting, Blake enjoys hiking, reading and talking anything football. He is also a fan of coffee and hip-hop music.

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