Lakeshore and Tecumseh firefighters respond to a blaze at the Twigg's restaurant on Sept. 30, 2019. ( Rich Garton / CTV Windsor )

LAKESHORE -- Damage is estimated at $500,000 after fire destroyed a popular restaurant in Emeryville.

Fire crews from Lakeshore and Tecumseh battled the blaze at Twigg's Bar and Grill along County Road 22, which broke out shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday.

Firefighters continued to hose down hot spots, unable to get the smoke under control for a number of hours.

“Due to structural safety concerns and the heavy damage in the investigation area, the fire event cause will be classified as undetermined,” said Lakeshore Fire Chief Don Williamson.

According to the restaurant owners, some people were inside when the fire started, but they were able to get out safely.

They also say they plan to rebuild and open again in 2020.

County Road 22 was closed between Renaud Line and I.C. Roy Drive for several hours on Monday night.