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Small kitchen fire leads to Rivers Casino evacuation

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Small kitchen fire leads to Rivers Casino evacuation

It was shut for about an hour after cooking blaze at Mian restaurant
Small kitchen fire leads to Rivers Casino evacuation
Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady on Sunday.
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER

SCHENECTADY — Rivers Casino & Resort was evacuated for about an hour Sunday afternoon after a small kitchen fire.

Schenectady fire crews responded about 1:30 p.m. after a cooking fire at Mian restaurant set off the casino's alarms and sprinkler systems, according to Deputy Fire Chief Don Mareno.

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The casino was evacuated and patrons were able to return about 2:25 p.m.

"Operations are normal at Rivers Casino today, following a minor kitchen fire that was quickly resolved," a Rivers spokesman said in an email.

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