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Multiple Tractors Destroyed in Brunswick Barn Fire

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | October 07, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 110620107

Brunswick, NY - On October 7th, in the middle of the chaos after multiple microbursts devastated parts of Rensselaer County, the Center Brunswick Fire Company with Mutual Aid from Brunswick No.1, Eagle Mills, Raymertown, Speigletown, and the Mountain View Fire Department were dispatched to 342 Carrolls Grove Road for a reported barn fire.

As multiple fire units were responding to the scene, a heavy black and brown column of smoke could be seen from miles away. Center Brunswick's chief arrived on scene, declared the Signal 30 and requested the second-alarm to be transmitted, bringing the Pittstown Fire Department to the scene with their tanker. Engine 7-1 arrived on scene within minutes of the dispatch.

Firefighters immediately deployed hand lines and a two-and-a-half inch hand line with a blitz fire from the engine to the front of the building. As heavy fire pushed from the roof of the building, firefighters from Engine 7-1 conducted an aggressive exterior attack to knock down the heavy fire condition pushing from the building. Additional firefighters quickly arrived on scene and Engine 7-6 established the water supply at the end of the driveway to feed the scene with water.

Firefighters were quickly able to knock down the heavy fire within 20 minutes of arrival. Firefighters had the grueling task of overhauling the large barn, which contained numerous tractors and other items. Firefighters remained on scene for a large portion of the evening conducting overhaul.

County fire investigators arrived on scene and began to conduct their investigation into the cause of the fire. The fire is still under investigation at this time, and no injuries were reported.

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