One of Madisonville's favorite diners has sustained heavy damage following an early morning fire.

Eyewitness News' Joe Bird took a crew into the venerable eatery to survey the damage. Take a look:

The EXCELLENT news is that they will rebuild and Ferrell's will live on!

I, for one, am very happy about this news. The folks at Ferrell's are terrific people. I enjoyed our Bucket List visit there two years ago.

Long live Ferrell's!