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Fire at Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill in Amherst causes $450,000 in damage

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 12:35:27-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Fire investigators in Amherst say a fire at Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill on Saturday morning caused an estimated $450,000 in damage.

According to officials in Amherst, the fire started at 7800 Transit Road just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say several agencies responded to extinguish the fire which included about 20 firefighters.

Amherst police say no one was hurt and everyone was able to make it out safely.

Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill tells 7 Eyewitness News that the fire started in the kitchen and the location is currently closed.

The Santora family and staff are thankful to the crews from Main-Transit, East Amherst, Clarence Center, and Harris Hill re departments who responded quickly and were able to contain the re to the kitchen area. Most importantly, there were no injuries reported, and staff were able to make it out of the restaurant safely.
Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill

Santora's says the Galleria and Millersport locations are still open.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

If you have any information, you're asked to contact Amherst police at (716) 689-1311.