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Coxsackie Diner Damaged by Fire

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COXSACKIE, NY - A diner in Coxsackie suffered damage following a fire that broke out on Sunday, July 24th. Numerous fire departments were called to the scene of Chrissy and Tim’s Diner at 11830 Route 9W at 4:50 P.M.

Coxsackie Police reported that they had an active structure fire at the diner and notified dispatch to send fire departments to the scene. Chief Shawn Burdick of the Coxsackie FD arrived and confirmed that there was an active structure fire at the diner.

“There was heavy smoke and fire rolling out of the back door,” he said.

Burdick says the significant damage was confined to the kitchen and back storage area, with only minor damage to the dining area. The diner is connected in the middle of two other businesses. Firefighters worked in over 90-degree weather to prevent the flames from getting to the other two businesses.

“There was heavy smoke conditions to the adjacent businesses on each side of the diner,” Burdick said. “We ventilated and they will be back in operation.” The diner was closed at the time of the fire and there was nobody inside.

Crews encountered a roof collapse in the rear of the building. According to Burdick, firefighters had the bulk of the fire knocked down in 20 minutes.

Agencies assisting on scene and on standby included Coxsackie, Athens, New Baltimore, Medway-Grapeville, Earlton, Hudson, Coeymans, Greenville, West Athens, Ravena and Coeymans Hollow Fire Departments.

Also on scene was Coxsackie EMS, Ravena Rescue, Greene County Paramedics, Coxsackie Police, Greene County Sheriffs, and Greene County Fire Investigation Team.

There were no injuries reported on scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, Burdick says the fire does not appear suspicious and is believed to be accidental.

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THOMAS MARRA Correspondent

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