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Waterford Firefighters Make Fast Work of Garage Fire

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | September 19, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 092721112

WATERFORD, NY - On September 19th, the Waterford Fire Department was dispatched to 118 Hudson River Road for multiple calls reporting a structure fire, describing that the house had smoke coming from the roof. The Waterford Rescue Squad, Northside Fire Department and the Boght Community Fire Company were dispatched to the scene with their FAST team.

The first arriving chief on scene had smoke showing from the building and declared a working structure fire, and requested a second-alarm to be transmitted. The first arriving truck company pulled in front of the structure and firefighters deployed two hand lines from the rig. The next arriving engine on scene made the connection to the hydrant down the road and established a water supply for the scene.

Firefighters made their way inside of the house where they had a heavy smoke condition on the first and second floors, with no heat. Firefighters continued to check the house and made their way out into the garage where they found a heavy smoke condition and fire running the ceiling. Crews opened up and removed the garage door and began to knock down the fire condition running along the roof.

Firefighters remained on scene for a few hours conducting extensive overhaul of the house. Minor extension into the exterior wall was discovered. Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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