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Troy Firefighters Make Fast Work of House Fire on 121st Street

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | July 14, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 080720105

Troy, NY - On July 14th at 11:00 P.M., the city of Troy‘s Fire Department was dispatched to 6 121st Street for a reported basement fire. Engines 1 and 4, along with Trucks 1 and 2, the rescue squad, Medic 4 and the Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

Engine 1 arrived on scene and had smoke and fire pushing from the basement windows of a two-story multi-occupancy building. Engine 1 transmitted the Signal 30 for the working structure fire. Engine 1’s firefighters deployed a single hand line to the basement while Truck 1’s crew went to the roof to make sure the fire had not traveled up to the attic area. Firefighters encountered a heavy smoke condition as they came down the stairs and had a working basement fire. Firefighters immediately knocked down the fire in the basement and crews on the outside of the structure began to vent the basement windows.

Firefighters were able to knock down the basement fire within minutes of their arrival on scene. Crews conducted overhaul of the basement and a primary and secondary search of the house, which revealed that all occupants made it out safely.

The home suffered heavy damage in the basement. A large portion of the individual's personal belongings were damaged in the fire. Fire Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries to firefighters or residents have been reported.

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