Fire gutted Imperial China Buffet on Peach Street after flames tore through the restaurant Tuesday morning.

The first calls came in around 7 a.m. and early reports from the scene say flames were spotted shooting from the restaurant's roof.

Several fire companies were called in to assist.

Investigators believe the fire started in the back of the restaurant.

Fancy Nails, a nearby damage, also suffered significant damage.

The restaurant is located in a plaza across the street from St. George Church and School.

Erie News Now has learned that classes have been canceled today at St. George School as a result of the smoky fire.

Peach St. was closed for a while in the area, but it has since reopened.

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