MALTA— The Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 67 in Malta was destroyed after a fire early Thursday morning, December 19. Fire officials were called to the building just before 3 a.m. when an employee noticed heavy smoke inside the building.
Fire companies from Malta Ridge and Round Lake and the Saratoga County Sheriff responded. Crews at the scene say the building is a complete loss.
The heavy smoke inside the building made it necessary to fight the fire from the exterior exclusively. Combined with colder weather than usual, the fire took a longer time to bring under control.
By daybreak, the fire was extinguished. One firefighter was injured after slipping on some ice. There were no other injuries reported.