Off-duty officers, firefighters tamed fire at restaurant during their lunch

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Two Fort Collins Police Officers and an off-duty fire fighter were eating lunch together when a fire broke out Thursday at that same restaurant.

Once they were notified about the kitchen fire, Poudre Fire Captain Patrick Love said they immediately took action by alerting dispatchers, evacuating the business and attempting to extinguish the fire located on a stove.

With two fire extinguishers, they were able to slow the fire but not fully extinguish it.  Shortly after fire companies arrived, the fire began to shoot out of the roof of the restaurant.

The Officers Justin Gallimore and Matt Hahn, and off-duty Poudre firefighter Jason Gallimore saved the restaurant from further severe damage.

Firefighters were able to contain the damage to the kitchen hood vent system but smoke damage did occur throughout the whole kitchen.

Authorities do not know the origin or cause of the fire, it remains under investigation.

Fort Collins Police Services and Poudre Fire shared a photo of the heroes on social media.