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Second Alarm Tire & Rubbish Fire In The Pittstown Fire District

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | April 25, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050420118

On April 25, 2020 at 3:15 PM, The Pittstown Fire Department along with Johnsonville, Raymertown, Hoosick, Valley Falls, Hoosick Valley, and the Melrose Fire Department was dispatched to 949 Johnsonville Road for a reported vacant house on fire that was called in by the neighbor. The neighbor reported heavy black smoke and fire was coming from the home. Pittstown Car 2 notified the dispatcher he had a heavy black column from his house to start the second alarm on standby. Pittstown car one requested the second alarm assignment to the scene.

Multiple fire apparatus quickly called in route to the scene. Pittstown car one arrived on scene and had a very large rubbish fire with over three dozen tires on fire near the Structure. Pittstown Car one confirmed the vacant building was not on fire. Firefighters on scene stretched multiple hand lines and quickly began to knock down the tire fire and the grass fire before It could spread to the rest of the property. Firefighters set up a tanker relay at the bottom of the drive way to supply the scene with an adequate amount of water. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in less than 30 minutes after applying a large amount of foam to the burning tires, logs, construction debris and grassy areas to make sure they did not have any remaining hot spots. Firefighters remained on scene for over one hour before picking up. The fire is currently under investigation at this time and no injuries have been reported.

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