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Fire at The Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa on East Avenue



Rochester, New York — On Friday evening firefighters with the Rochester Fire Department responded to a fire at The Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa on East Avenue.

When they arrived at the scene, they found the kitchen at the north end of the building on fire.

“Heavy black smoke was coming from the outside duct work and flames were coming from the hood inside the kitchen area,” RFD officials said. “Due to the size of the building and the number of guests and restaurant patrons, a second alarm was declared.”

According to firefighters, they were able to extinguish the visible fire, but the duct work was difficult to gain access to. Firefighters say removing the duct work and cooking appliances was a “tedious operation.”

The fire was under control in 45 minutes. Hotel guests were allowed to return to their rooms. The RFD says the kitchen has been closed. No one was injured during the fire.

The kitchen sustained major damage to the wood-burning section of the cookline, according to the RFD.

The Strathallan reopened to the public Saturday.

According to the RFD, the hotel will be utilizing a second kitchen until the main kitchen is repaired, inspected, and given the green light to be back in service.