YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown firefighters responded to a large fire at a former restaurant near Youngstown State University early Tuesday morning.

According to dispatch, the former Garland’s Bar-B-Que at 520 Belmont Avenue caught fire around 2:30 a.m.

The fire chief said that the fire was through the roof when crews arrived. Firefighters said that the building was vacant and that utilities were cut off in 2017.

Some of our crew coming into work this morning could see the flames from I-680.

The scene is now clear. Belmont Avenue has opened.

The fire will continue to be under investigation.