Fire has destroyed a historic New Jersey inn that once hosted George Washington.

Firefighters found smoke coming from The Sergeantsville Inn in Delaware Township early Monday. But flames eventually tore through the roof of the two-story stone structure that is more than 300 years old.

Mayor Roger Locandro tells WCAU-TV in Philadelphia the inn is the center of the town. Locandro says it is the place where people celebrate their birthdays or anniversaries.

There is no word on a cause.

A firefighter sustained a minor knee injury.

According to its website, The Sergeantsville Inn was converted from a private home into a grain and feed store in the 1830s. The restaurant opened in the early 1900s.