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Fire Destroys Waterford Home

By MIKE CAREY, Correspondent | June 12, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 070220102

Waterford, NY - A fire that occurred Friday, June 12th, destroyed a two-story home in Waterford.

The fire ripped through 20 Fairview Avenue and was fully involved when the first crews arrived. There were initial reports of possible entrapment, but all residents escaped safely and no injuries were reported.

Crews used a water curtain to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring homes, although one did suffer some melted siding. Northside Fire District Chief Shawn Gilbert says power lines created some issues.

“The lines had come down but were still energized,” said Gilbert. “It took about 45 minutes to get power shut off, so that hampered efforts.” Gilbert says there were also some initial water issues.

Crews from Northside were joined by Waterford-Halfmoon, Boght, Maplewood, and Colonie Village. Several other departments were placed on stand by. The cause remains under investigation, but Gilbert says it appears to have started on the front porch. Five adults were displaced as a result of the fire.

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