WINONA, Minn. -

A restaurant in Winona has thousands of dollars of damage after it caught on fire early Sunday morning.

At about 12:30 a.m., the City of Winona Fire Department said a person driving by the Chula Vista Mexican restaurant off of Highway 60 in Winona called in to report the restaurant was on fire.

Firefighters said it appears to have started on the outside of the building and spread inside.

Crews broke holes in the roof to get into the building and put the fire out.

No one was inside at the time of the fire.

Early estimates show about $5,000 worth of damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.