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Early Morning Fire Quickly Brought Under Control by Troy Firefighters

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | September 28, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 100920103

Troy, NY - On Monday, September 28th at 12:56 A.M., the City of Troy’s Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 109th Street after a caller reported that the house near the intersection was on fire.

Engine 1 and Truck 1 quickly arrived on scene and had a heavy smoke condition from the second floor of the building and in the eaves and declared the Signal 30 for a working structure fire. Firefighters immediately stretched a hand line right to the second floor while firefighters from the truck company made their way to the roof to begin to vent the building. Firefighters inside of the building conducted a primary search and made sure everyone was out of the house safely.

Engine 4 arrived on scene, connected into the hydrant and stretched their LDH to Engine 1 to supply them with water. Command notified the dispatcher that they now had fire showing from the exterior of the structure from the second floor. Firefighters on the second floor quickly knocked down the heavy fire condition and brought the incident under control.

Firefighters on the roof conducted vertical ventilation and vented the cockloft area. Firefighters on the second floor conducted heavy overhaul of the fire room for a short period of time. The fire was brought under control in less than five minutes.

No firefighters were injured on scene and everyone made it out of the house safely. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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