CAVENDISH, P.E.I. - A raging fire has destroyed a restaurant in the P.E.I. resort community of Cavendish.
The blaze broke out around 6 a.m. today at The Friendly Fisherman Restaurant and Gift Shop.
Firefighters arrived quickly, but strong winds fanned the flames into a raging inferno and the building was gone within an hour.
A nearby resident said she heard a series of loud explosions, which she assumed to be propane tanks.
It was the second fire within a week to destroy a well-know P.E.I. restaurant.
Last Wednesday night, Maid Marians Coffee Shop in Charlottetown was destroyed by a fire that also consumed two other businesses.