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Car Fire Between Two Buildings Quickly Brought Under Control by Troy Firefighters

By JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent | November 18, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 120720109

Troy, NY - On Wednesday evening, November 18th at 9:10 P.M., the City of Troy’s Fire Department was dispatched to an alarm of fire at 284 9th Street. The dispatcher notified all units that they were taking multiple calls for a car fire in between two buildings. Police units in the area quickly arrived on scene and shut down the roadways at Ninth Street and Hoosick Street.

The battalion chief, along with Engine 4, the rescue squad, and Truck 2 arrived on scene and had a fully involved car fire between two buildings. The chief notified the dispatcher that the vehicle fire was not endangering any structure, and they could return Engine 1 to quarters. Firefighters from Engine 4 stretched a single hand line to the front of the vehicle and quickly began to knock down the fire. Firefighters popped open the hood of the vehicle and the driver door and quickly knocked down all of the remaining fire.

Firefighters conducted overhaul for about 20 minutes on scene before turning the incident over to the police department. The fire is currently under investigation, 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.