Fire tears through popular Amherst restaurant

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - Fire crews from The Town of Amherst, City of Buffalo and surrounding areas were busy responding to a two-alarm restaurant fire Monday night.

First responders were called to the scene on Kenmore Avenue, home to the popular May Jen Chinese Restaurant around 5:30pm.

According to fire officials, the fire could be seen coming from the roof when firefighters arrived. The fire took about 45 minutes to be brought under control.

Officials say a grease fire started in the kitchen and extended through the exhaust ducts to the roof.

There were no reported injuries.

Damages from the fire are estimated at $325,000.


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