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Chimney Fire Extends to Roof in Coxsackie Home

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | February 13, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 021421110

Coxsackie, NY - Multiple fire departments responded to a possible structure fire in Coxsackie late Saturday night, February 13th.

The Coxsackie Fire Department was dispatched to 29 Fairy Court around 9:45 P.M. for a possible structure fire called in by security in the Sleepy Hollow Development. Arriving Coxsackie fire chiefs stated that there was fire through the roof and notified dispatch to begin sending mutual aid departments.

Athens Fire responded with their ladder truck, New Baltimore Fire responded for their FAST Team, Medway-Grapeville Fire responded with their rehab trailer, Earlton Fire responded with a tanker and interior firefighters. The Greenville and Coeymans Fire Departments were also placed on standby in their stations to cover calls. An additional crew from New Baltimore Fire covered two alarm activation calls in Coxsackie fire district while crews were operating at the fire.

Coxsackie firefighters made an interior attack and were able to contain the fire to the area of the chimney. As crews were extinguishing the fire, the chimney began collapsing and pieces of rock began falling to the ground below.

The fire extended to the roof, but was contained to the area of the chimney.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.