The Friendly's in North Dartmouth is closed following a Thursday afternoon fire.

District Three Fire Chief Richard K. Arruda tells WBSM News the fire was reported at the Friendly's at 307 State Rd. in North Dartmouth shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Chief Arruda says the cause was a grease fire that was difficult to put down.

While crews did get the fire out the building sustained substantial damage.

No injuries were reported.

Arruda says they building will remain closed pending inspection by the fire officials and the Health Department.