Explosion at Dobbs Ferry Restaurant, 2 Injuries

Two were sent to the hospital after an unknown explosion occurred in the basement of The Cookery at 39 Chestnut St.

The cause of an explosion in the basement of a Dobbs Ferry restaurant that injured two on Tuesday is unknown.

The blast occurred around 6:42 p.m. at The Cookery, at 39 Chestnut St. in Dobbs Ferry. Two individuals suffered minor injuries and were transported by the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corp. to Westchester Medical Center.

There appears to be no structural damage to the restaurant, which was evacuated soon after, authorities said.

The village’s building inspector, Dobbs Ferry Fire Department, Dobbs Ferry Police Department, Westchester County Health Department and Con Edison are currently on the scene.

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Susie October 24, 2012 at 09:39 PM
How old are we?! Are you really implying that anyone at The Cookery restaurant would purposely put anyone in danger or try to take away responders from other incidents?! Well that's mature.... And last time i checked that pizza truck goes to all the farmers market where ppl from the community enjoy the pizza and the restaurant serves families and couples and local ppl every week.....and thank you for asking....everyone who works there and were eating are fine!!
NorthCountyHound October 25, 2012 at 01:40 PM
This is one of the reasons I never go out to eat. My wife can cook with anyone, even the ahole chefs on the TV and I don't have to deal with nasty inept waiters and rude customers and pay ridiculous prices in exploding restaurants.
Monica Prisco October 26, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I'd first like to address Maria R-Z's comment where she says, how we are nuts and that we are coming to your own conclusions and assumptions and creating gossip and to "grow up". My questions to you would be, do you live anywhere near the area of the restaurant? Do you understand what harmful fumes are? Have you seen anything other than the front of this restaurant? Have you even read what the former chef of this restaurant has said about it now that he's at a different location? THIS ISN'T GOSSIP as you call it. It is Fact. But here's a little information you might not know.When employees get hurt in an unsafe business&they have to go the hospital theres at least 2 things that are most definitely going to happen.One, is that those people better have legitamite ID. Because these people are being brought by ambulance and the police WILL be there to make sure everything is legitamate. 2nd, you can bet your life OSHA is now involved long with the local building inspector. You had better believe OSHA is going to put the heat on. But hey, if OSHA& the inspectors for the town& Con Ed says its alright than I guess theres nothing to worry about then.Is there? Oh and by the way Maria you seem a little concerned yourself about this matter. Any relations or just a concerned citizen who just frequents this establishment& has no idea about anything other than coming eating and leaving without any worries about other peoples saftey? Again, these are only a response to one persons opinions.
Monica Prisco October 26, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Now I'd like to address Susie's comment about how The Cookery would purposely put anyone in danger or try to take away responders from other incidents. My response to that is NO. BUT, the night in question I WAS AT THE OTHER INCIDENT. It was at Stop & Shop. Were you there?? If so can you desribe what the scene was like? How old are we you ask? Old enough to know this could have been disasterous if not for our local responders. Yes, I've been to the farmers markets where this portable oven appears. In fact I was there when they first started it up. The smell was very similiar to the one that covers the town when they clean it or whatever they do later in the evenings when even driving through your clothes smell like burning plastic. Hows that even possible with a pizza oven? Anyway, I'm done with this subject. Lets let the inspectors do their jobs and see what comes of it. Btw, I agree with Jill and certainly hope the injuries are minor and all is well with them. Because saftey really is the most important thing in the end that matters.
Sarcletti October 31, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Oh Monica - - Please. Save your energy.


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