Downtown Augusta business catches fire

The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department responded to a fire at Whistle Stop Cafe, 573 Greene St., around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Richmond County dispatch.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped railroad traffic for 90 minutes while firefighters worked to put out the fire, dispatch said.

It took 11 minutes for firefighters to get the flames under control, although dispatch had no information about the extent of the fire.