BRANDON, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Hillsborough County firefighters say a Brandon restaurant caught fire Monday night.

The fire is at Ben's Family Restaurant on the 700 block of E Brandon Blvd.

Firefighters say the fire happened around dinner time, 5 p.m., that’s when they received multiple 911 calls for heavy smoke and flames.

Everyone got out safely.

When firefighters arrived, some of them went to fight the fire, while others went to protect the restaurant next door that they say was at risk of catching fire.

The roof of Ben's started to collapsed, so firefighters had to exit the building and continue the operation on a defensive mode.

Firefighters say the restaurant appears to be a loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photo Credit Hillsborough County Fire Rescue