Fire destroys building on Catskill's Main Street

Above: A photo of a blaze on Main Street in Catskill, tweeted by a Watershed Post reader late Monday afternoon.

A fast-moving fire destroyed a building under renovation on Catskill's Main Street on Monday afternoon, the Catskill Daily Mail reports:

The structure, at 609 Main Street right next to Tatiana's Italian Restaurant, was fully engulfed a little after 5 p.m., and has been called a total loss...

...Catskill Assistant Fire Chief Ed Dolan said the basement and first floor were in flames when he arrived on the scene within a minute of the call going out.

Multiple fire companies were called to the blaze, and Routes 9W and 23B were closed off in the area of the fire.

According to Greene County property records, the owner of the building is a business called A&K Corporation. 

As of 8 p.m., traffic on 9W was flowing normally again, according to an official post on NY-Alert.

Update, 5/20/14: Videographer Lance Wheeler has video from Monday's fire (below).