Crews in Machias are battling a fire at local landmark Helen’s Restaurant this morning. According to the restaurant's Facebook page, no one was inside the building when fire broke out just before 2 this morning. Main Street in Machias is closed until crews can clear that scene.

Helen’s opened its doors back in 1950 and quickly became famous for their generous helpings of pie, blueberry being the favorite. Five departments are said to be battling that blaze.

Main Street in Machias is closed until further notice while crews work to clear the scene. Below is a photo of what the building looked like after crews knocked down most of the flames.

Courtesy of Joan Dorr Carter via Facebook

 

 

Photo Courtesy Joan Dorr Carter via Facebook

 

Photo Courtesy Joan Dorr Carter via Facebook

 

Photo Courtesy Joan Dorr Carter via Facebook