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January 18, 2016

Firefighters battle blaze at popular South Jersey tavern

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Hillcrest Tavern Street View/Google

Hillcrest Tavern on West Broad Street in Bridgeton, N.J.

Firefighters were battling a fire at a historic restaurant in Cumberland County early Monday morning, 6ABC reports.

The blaze broke out at 4:45 a.m. at Hillcrest Tavern on the unit block of W. Broad St. in Bridgeton.

Crews battled heavy smoke and flames as the fire went to three alarms by 6:45 a.m.

No injuries were immediately reported, and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The oldest section of Hillcrest Tavern was built in 1782, according to Cumberland County's website.