Fire crews battled a blaze at Chrissy and Tim’s Diner Sunday afternoon, on one of the hottest days of the year. Around 4:49 p.m., the Coxsackie Fire Department was sent to the scene after dispatchers got word of the fire.
Smoke was billowing out of the back of the building when crews arrived, officials said. Mutual aid was requested to the scene from six neighboring fire companies, in Greene, Columbia, and Albany Counties.
Crews fought the fire from both inside and outside the building. Ladder trucks sprung into action at the front and rear of the restaurant.
Fire hoses were laid out on Route 385, Route 9W, and the parking lot of the strip mall at 11830 Route 9W. Traffic was detoured around the scene.
The heat and humidity made things tougher for firefighters, made even direr by the heat of the blaze.