SUMMIT - Dozens of firefighters responded to a fire at the Red Barn Restaurant, on State Route 10 in Summit, Schoharie County.
It broke out around 9 p.m. Monday.
Firefighters had to battle the blaze while dealing with windy conditions. There were wind gusts of up to 30 miles an hour. That wind fueled the flames and fed the smoke that could be seen hovering above and around the building.
Restaurant owner John Bulka says there's no question -- they will rebuild. He was grateful everyone was safe.
Bulka says a woman who lives next to the restaurant, who's also an employee, saw flames coming from the kitchen and called 911.
The Red Barn Grill & Tavern did not suffer any damage during Tropical Storm Irene this past summer. But the workers there held several fundraisers for storm victims, raising more than $4,000 for its neighbors.
The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Firefighters are still investigating the cause.