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Commercial Dumpster Fire Threatens Ravena House

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RAVENA, NY - Just 10 minutes after returning to the firehouse from a fire on Main Street in Ravena, fire crews were dispatched for a report of a fire at 27 McConnell Ave. at 12:55 P.M. on October 29th. The caller stated that there was a large dumpster on fire close to a house, and nobody was answering the door at the home. “We actually saw the smoke from the station, so we knew right away that we had a working fire,” said Chief Kevin Phillips of the Ravena FD. He said the large roll-off dumpster was full and engulfed in flames approximately 10-feet from the house. Crews pulled two handlines and knocked the fire down with no extension to the house. Debris from the dumpster was removed as firefighters continued to wet down the debris. Phillips said neighbors called in the fire and nobody was inside the home at the time of the fire. Ravena Fire was assisted on scene by Coeymans Fire. There were no injuries reported, and crews quickly packed up and returned to service.

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THOMAS MARRA Correspondent

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