CATSKILL, N.Y. - Fire tore through the Village Pizza shop on Main Street in the village of Catskill Monday morning.
The Catskill Fire Department says an electrical fire caused the blaze at the popular pizza shop around 8:15 a.m. Monday. At this time, officials believe the fire started on a counter top near a coffee machine.
Catskill Village President Vincent Seeley was on scene while firefighters quickly put out flames of the well-known restaurant that has been in the village for decades.
"It's definitely a landmark," Seeley said. "Senator Schumer was here a couple months ago when he came to visit Catskill."
The owners also live in the upstairs apartment and were evacuated after the fire. Thankfully no one was injured, however they will be temporarily displaced due to smoke damage in the home.
"This is a tragedy of epic proportions for this family," he said. He says the LaRosa family plans to rebuild the shop.
The fire was out in about 15 minutes and did not spread to neighboring buildings on Main Street.
"Without having them respond so fast and cut this down we could have had a real tragedy on Main Street," Seeley said.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
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