Capt. Cole Cook of the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department checks files on his smartphone in front of the smouldering remains of the Country Kitchen restaurant at the corner of the Island Highway and Beck Road in Cassidy Monday

Capt. Cole Cook of the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department checks files on his smartphone in front of the smouldering remains of the Country Kitchen restaurant at the corner of the Island Highway and Beck Road in Cassidy Monday

Capt. Cole Cook of the Cranberry VFD in front of the smouldering remains of the Country Kitchen restaurant

The cause of the fire had not been determined by press time, and the Nanaimo RCMP is asking for information from the public.