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Kitchen Fire at Inga's Diner on Fuller Road in Albany

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ALBANY, NY - On September 7th at 1:16 P.M., the Fuller Road Fire Department, along with the Shaker Road Fire Department, Colonie Village Fire Company, West Albany Fire Department and Colonie Emergency Medical Services, was dispatched to Inga’s Diner at 39 Fuller Road for a reported kitchen fire.

As the units were en route to the scene, there was smoke visible from the station. Engine 412 and Car 21 arrived on scene and notified the dispatcher that they had a working structure fire and flames out the rear of the building.

Firefighters deployed a hand line and quickly knocked down the fire showing from the rear of the building, and then made their way inside the kitchen and knocked down the remaining portions of the fire. Command requested Fuller Road to be shut down due to the large diameter hose across the roadway. As firefighters continued to knock down the remaining portion of the fire, smoke was pushing from the eaves of the building. Command notified all units that he believed he had fire in the attic area and to start pulling the eaves around the building.

As firefighters pulled all of the eaves around the building and crews checked the attic area, they discovered that they had knocked down all of the fire. Firefighters continued to conduct overhaul for an extended period of time. Firefighters discovered they had an active gas leak after removing the stove, and Command requested national grid to the scene to secure the power and gas to the building. Command also requested the health department to the scene.

The building sustained significant damage in the kitchen area and around the eaves. Firefighters utilized vent fans to remove all of the smoke from the building. Colonie fire investigators are determining the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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