Crews Battle to Protect Exposures at Six-Alarm Amsterdam (NY) Fire

Firefighters confront a raging dwelling fire in Amsterdam, New York.


Photos by Shane Fahey

Incident report by Sidewinder Photography

The city of Amsterdam (NY) responded to 241 West Main Street for a reported structure fire.

The first-arriving truck company called the second alarm and had the next-due engine in hit the hydrant. Firefighters quickly pulled multiple lines and set up a major defensive operation to protect the exposures.

Firefighters had a major battle on their hands as the nearby homes were on top of each other and the fire quickly spread to the two nearby homes. Command called for the fourth and fifth alarms, bring multiple mutual aid companies to the city.

Firefighters on scene set up multiple master stream operations to try to bring the fire under control. The main fire building collapsed in to the street and command requested the sixth alarm for additional mutual companies to the scene to help get the fire under control.

Firefighters were finally able to get the fire under control around 9 p.m. Three homes are a total loss and the fire is under investigation at this time.

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