Rome Assistant Fire Chief Mark Kohlbrenner says firefighters responded to the Griff Restaurant and Pub on River Road at about 2:30 this morning.

He says it took about three hours to bring the fire under control.

The building was a total loss.

One firefighter suffered a minor inury, but there were no other injuries reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The restaurant had just opened its doors in November of last year.