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South Glens Falls House Fire Gives Firefighters an Extensive Attack

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY - On Monday, January 8th at 2:21 P.M., the South Glens Falls Fire Co. of Saratoga County was dispatched to the area of 48 Harrison Avenue for a possible structure fire. Members of the South Glens Falls Fire Co. responded to their Station 1 and Station 2, while Car 609 responded to the scene. South Glens Falls' first due apparatus, EL-584, responded to the scene shortly after. 

South Glens Falls Police Unit 7G-275 arrived on the scene before arriving fire units and confirmed a working structure fire, with heavy black smoke and flames visible. South Glens Falls Fire Car 609 arrived shortly after.

Upon the arrival of Car 609, fire was visible from the 'Charlie' and 'Delta' sides, with a second-alarm assignment requested, pulling mutual aid from the Fort Edward FD and Greenfield FD, with the Bay Ridge Fire Co. requested to the scene for F.A.S.T. EL-584 arrived after the arrival of Car 609, with two handlines pulled from EL-584 to start an exterior attack on the 'Charlie' and 'Delta' sides. ER-586, ETA-601 and R-602 from South Glens Falls Fire were on the road as the attack was made, along with Car 27, Car 2701, U-272, and RT-271 from Fort Edward Fire. The Bay Ridge Fire Co. was enroute to the scene with F.A.S.T. with Car 220, R-124 and ET-322, and the Greenfield Fire Department's EL-293 was also enroute. One engine and one tower were requested to the scene from West Glens Falls Fire, with ER-311 and Tower 4 responding. 

Once EL-584 arrived with the exterior attack, and ER-586 and ETA-601 arrived on scene, interior firefighters geared up with their SCBAs to start an interior attack. EL-584 pulled a five-inch line to the nearest hydrant for the interior attack. Fort Edward Fire and West Glens Falls fire apparatus arrived shortly after the interior attack was made, with Fort Edward Fires RT-271 pulling a line to the back of the house, and West Glens Falls Fire's Tower 4 deploying its tower to the second-story window in order to make an aggressive attack on the second-floor. Warren County Fire Communications asked Fire Command if they would like a third-alarm assignment started, with the order being declined. The South Queensbury FD was then requested to stand by at South Glens Falls' Station 1. The Bay Ridge Fire Company's apparatus, along with Greenfield FD's EL-293 arrived shortly after the South Queensbury standby assignment. The Saratoga County's Cause and Origin Team (Fire Investigations) was requested by Fire Command. After an extensive attack, the fire was knocked down within 30 minutes, and extensive overhaul was conducted.

There were no injuries reported, and the fire is under investigation at this time.

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LUKAS LEMERYCorrespondent

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