LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire has severely damaged a popular tavern in southern New Jersey.

The fire at Caffrey's Tavern in Lacey Township broke out around 9 a.m. Wednesday, sending heavy flames and thick smoke through the roof. Numerous firefighters battled the blaze for about four hours before it was brought under control, and crews remained on the scene late Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries were reported in the fire. It's not clear whether anyone was in the tavern when the fire started.

Traffic was detoured around the fire scene for several hours, causing some travel delays in the area.

Authorities say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.