BUTLER TWP. — Flames tore through a popular, fine dining restaurant known for its annual outdoor ice bar and ice sculptures on Monday night.
Damenti’s restaurant on state Route 309 sustained significant fire damage, and crews from numerous fire departments responded to the blaze, which was reported at about 10:45 p.m.
Fire crews were spraying water from aerial ladders as of 11:30 p.m. and flames were still lapping at the sky through the roof.
Kevin McDonald is the restaurant owner.
Route 309 was closed in both directions and detours were in place.