Hamburg restaurant evacuated due to fire


HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Rodney's Restaurant was evacuated Saturday night after a fire broke out at the eatery just before 9 p.m. 

The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department and about four other area volunteer fire companies responded to the fire at the restaurant, which is located at 4179 Lakeshore Road in Hamburg. 

The Lake Shore Fire Department Chief said they believe the fire was started in the restaurant's kitchen as a grease fire. Fire extinguishers were used to put it out, he added. A fire inspector was on the scene after the fire was put out to investigate the cause of the fire further. 

Route 5 was closed in both directions between LaSalle Ave and Camp Road while officials were on the scene of the fire. The road reopened around 9:45 p.m. 


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