LINCOLNCITY, Ore. -- A restaurant four miles south of Lincoln City, caught fire Thursday.

The fire at the Crab Pot Restaurant was sending a huge plume of smoke into the air Thursday afternoon. Many people were stopping to look and causing major traffic delays along Highway 101.

A malfunction with the crab pot smoker apparently sparked the blaze and the flames quickly spread, according to North Lincoln Fire &Rescue.

The fire triggered explosions. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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