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[PHOTO GALLERY] Fire Damages Congers Home

Emergency efforts led to a port of Route 303 being closed to traffic Friday night.

Traffic on Route 303 in Congers was shut down north of Lake Road Friday evening because of a . 

The home behind Restaurant X in Congers caught on fire around 8 p.m. There were no injuries.

Congers Fire Department Chief Mike Shields said the fire was called in at 8:19 p.m. and that the fire started in the kitchen, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

"They (the residents) were on their way out (when the fire started)," he said, so no one was injured. "The whole kitchen is destroyed. It made its way up to the second floor, but we got it before it hit the attic. Right now we're just soaking it down and overhauling."

The volunteers of the Congers Fire Department were assisted by volunteers from the Valley Cottage, Haverstraw and New City fire departments. Rockland Paramedics and Congers-Valley Cottage Ambulance were on the scene, as well as Clarkstown police, the town Fire Inspector and O&R crews.

William Demarest September 01, 2012 at 09:53 AM
Thanks to Phil Costa and Tom Bierds for submitting their photos from Friday night's fire in Congers. And, of course, thanks to all the volunteer firefighters who responded so quickly to this emergency.

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