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Waterford Firefighters Make Fast Work of A Sidney Avenue House Fire

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | April 02, 2022 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050222109

On April 2, 2022 at 8:44 AM, the Waterford Fire Department along with mutual aid from the Northside Fire Department, and the Boght Community Fire Company for their fast team was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 17 Sidney Avenue.

Car 64-9 and Car 64-0 arrived on scene and had smoke showing from the roof vents of the building. Command notified the dispatcher that they had a working structure fire. The Waterford Fire Departments tower one quickly arrived on scene, command had the truck company stop at the hydrant and a chief pulled the large diameter hose off the truck company and placed it on the ground by the hydrant and have the truck company pull around to the front of the building and take the front of the driveway. With a few off-duty firefighters that live in the neighborhood, they jumped in to action and quickly assisted by setting up the hydrant for the crews on scene.

Firefighters immediately deployed a inch and three-quarter hand line to the front door and the entry crew began to force the door with an ax, but was stopped when a neighbor was able to give them the keys to the front door of the house. As firefighters open the front door of the house they were met with thick heavy smoke that quickly pushed out of the front door. Firefighters made their way inside of the home and made a quick knockdown of the fire condition. Firefighters conducted a primary and secondary search of the home. During overhaul firefighters on scene conducted horizontal ventilation from the second floor windows
Within a few minutes firefighters quickly had the entire incident under control. Mutual aid companies assisted with ventilation of the building. The Saratoga County fire investigation team arrived on scene and began to conduct an investigation into the incident. No injuries were reported and the home suffered significant damage from the smoke, water, and fire .

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