NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) - A well-known New Albany business was severely damaged in a fire early Thursday morning. 

It started about 3:30 a.m. at the Hitching Post Tavern on west Market Street. Fire officials believe it may have started in a salon behind the tavern. The restaurant was severely damaged.

Firefighters say the age of the building made it difficult to fight the fire.

No one was inside when the fire started, and no injuries were reported. 

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