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Vehicle Fire in Slingerlands Contained to Garage, Antique Car Destroyed

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | May 10, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 052320110

Slingerlands, NY - Fire crews contained a vehicle fire within a garage and prevented it from spreading to the rest of the structure on Mother's Day afternoon, May 10th.

Crews were dispatched to 22 Devonshire Drive in Slingerlands for reports of a car inside a garage that was on fire shortly after 3:00 P.M.

The Slingerlands, Delmar and Elsmere Fire Departments responded along with the FAST Team, Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics.

According to Chief Craig Sleurs of the Slingerlands Fire Department, arriving chiefs came across heavy smoke coming from a garage. A ladder truck from the Delmar Fire Department pulled up the driveway and was able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Sleurs says there was some slight smoke damage in the other garages and into the house, but fire damage was contained to the one garage.

The car that was on fire was an antique 1928 LaSalle, Sleurs said. He says nobody was home at the time, but there was family that was there checking on the house and on the cars when the fire started. There were no injuries reported on the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Bethlehem Police Department, and Sleurs says the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

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