Fire destroyed O's Restaurant in Austerlitz tonight. The call first came in just before 6:30 as an appliance fire.
Diners in the restaurant say it began in a deep fryer and quickly spread to the building.
Over a dozen fire companies responded to the scene on Rigor Hill Road. Both customers and staff were able to get out before fire engulfed the building.
Northbound traffic on the Taconic Parkway was diverted for a period.
There is nothing left.
These two pics courtesy of Jake Thomas