Fire at Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel electrical in nature

Officials say it started in the ceiling space above the Gold Cup Restaurant around 10:30pm Monday.

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 6:05 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 9:50 AM

VERNON, N.Y. -- Monday's late-night fire at Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel was electrical in nature.

Officials say it started in the ceiling space above the Gold Cup Restaurant around 10:30pm Monday.

A custodian noticed the fire; a responding security officer then quickly put out the flames with an extinguisher.

No injuries were reported.

Damage to that area is also minimal.

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