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Mattress Fire in Troy's Griswold Heights Apartments

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TROY, NY - On February 24th at 10:07 A.M., the city of Troy Fire Department was dispatched to building 10 apartment four of the Griswold Heights Apartments for a reported structure fire. The caller reported smoke coming out of the tops of the windows of the second-floor apartment, and the fire alarms were actively going off in the building.

Engines 3, 6 and 4, the rescue squad, trucks 1 and 2, medic 4, and the battalion chief responded to the scene. Medic 2 called back in quarters and firefighters quickly jumped over to engine 2, as it was closer than engine 4 and took in the call. The dispatcher notified all responding fire units that there was a police officer on scene, and they had smoke coming from the windows and were attempting to identify the correct building.

Engine 3 arrived on scene and notified the dispatcher that they had smoke showing from the windows and were deploying a garden lay. As firefighters were doing so, the occupant of the apartment notified them that he had knocked down the fire in the bedroom. Firefighters made their way around the other side of the building and up into the apartment to make sure that the fire was out.

Engine 6 arrived on scene and connected to the nearby hydrant at the entranceway to the parking lot. Firefighters took a thermal imaging camera and water can up into the apartment. Firefighters utilized the water can inside of the apartment and made sure that the fire was completely out. Command notified the dispatcher to transmit a Signal 20 and he is going to be holding everyone on scene.

Firefighters overhauled the area affected by the fire and command notified Troy Housing Authority of the incident. Firefighters vented the apartment and command took a report and investigated the fire. No injuries were reported and firefighters went back into service a short time later.

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