APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — A large fire broke out at a historic Arizona restaurant and firefighters say the landmark is a “complete loss.”

The Superstition Fire and Medical District worked for hours Tuesday morning to put out hotspots at Mining Camp restaurant in Apache Junction, but the flames were too much for the eatery.

According to Superstition fire and medical, the owner, who opened the restaurant in 1961, and his wife were sleeping in a house separate from the restaurant when the fire started. A neighbor called firefighters.

Just a short drive from Phoenix, the restaurant’s location at the base of the Superstition Mountains gave visitors an old Wild Wild West experience.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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