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Second Structure Fire in Ravena Within Two Weeks

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | January 07, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 010920119

Ravena, NY - The Ravena and Coeymans Fire Departments quickly extinguished another house fire on Central Avenue in Ravena after a previous fire recently at another nearby home.

Fire crews were called to 34 Central Ave. just before 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7th, after a neighbor at 28 Central Ave. noticed smoke and flames coming from the rear of the structure.

The residents were home at the time, but were alerted of the fire by a neighbor knocking on their door, according to Chief Jeff Dambrosio of the Ravena Fire Department. He said that the fire was contained to the rear porch and reported only water damage to the interior of the structure.

This fire came just a little over a week since fire sparked twice in a few days at another home just a few houses down from this incident.

The arson investigation team was on the scene to investigate the fire, but Chief Dambrosio said he believed the property owner was using a torch while doing work on the roof and believes something heated up after he left, sparking the fire.

Officers from the Coeymans Police Department utilized a fire extinguisher just prior to the fast arrival of the fire department.

The fire department was on scene within minutes, as they were gathered at the firehouse for a meeting when the call was dispatched.

There were no injuries reported.

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