Fire Destroys Silo Restaurant; Cause Undetermined
Published: November 29th, 2021
By: Tyler Murphy

Fire destroys Silo Restaurant; cause undetermined A Sunday fire destroyed the Silo Restaurant, resulting in a massive emergency response from 17 fire departments from Chenango and Broome Counties. (Photos from the Greene Fire Department)

COVENTRY – The Silo Restaurant was destroyed by a fire in the very early hours of Sunday morning.

A fire alarm went off at about 12:46 a.m., Sunday, resulting in a massive emergency response from 17 fire departments from Chenango and Broome Counties.

The rural restaurant, located at 203 Moran Road in the Hamlet of Coventry, has been around for decades and is well known in the area. Its reported loss is being seen by many as a tragedy not just for the business owner, but for the local community.

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No injuries have been reported.

Chenango County Fire Coordinator and investigator Matthew Beckwith said the investigation into the cause was continuing.

“So right now we are still investigating – we have a bunch of follow-ups to determine a cause. The building was a total loss. There is nothing left. What's left of the roof is in the basement,” he said.

Beckwith said the owner, Gary Kurz, was out of town at the time of the fire and the business had been for sale. He said the business was open Saturday night and asked anyone who may have been there that night to contact fire investigators at (607) 334-5564.

“We did meet with staff, but anyone else who was there that night and might have saw something, we would like to talk to,” he said.

Officials said there was no reason to suspect foul-play.

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