A popular restaurant in south Walton County was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.
South Walton firefighters were called to "The Lake Place" about 2:30 a.m. Unfortunately, fire investigators say the business had probably been burning for a couple of hours before they were called.
Now fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the blaze.
The Lake Place is a fine dining restaurant on County Road 30-A in Dune Allen Beach. The restaurant's owner says it had been open for almost three years. Now it's a total loss. Luckily there were not any injuries.