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Crews Make Quick Work of Brush Fire Behind Unoccupied Home in Delmar

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | April 11, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 041521108

DELMAR, NY - Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire behind a residence in Delmar on Sunday, April 11th.

While clearing the scene of a previous fire call, Delmar and Slingerlands Fire Departments were dispatched to 201 Elm Ave. for a smoke condition.

Dispatch stated that a passerby called and said there was smoke between the Bethlehem Community Church and the neighboring house. Arriving fire chiefs stated they had an active brush fire in the rear of the residence next to the church.

Firefighters made quick work extinguishing the fire before it could spread to the house, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

The fire was contained to a small area in the backyard and also damaged a fence.

The cause of the fire is unknown since nobody was home at the time of the fire, but is believed to have been from a discarded cigarette.

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