Firefighters Battle Albany (NY) Fire in Three Buildings

Firefighters use a deck gun at a structure fire


Sidewinder Photography shared some photos of a three-alarm fire that destroyed three buildings in Albany, New York.

Around 5:38am on August 21, 2017, the city of Albany responded to 317 1st St. in Arbor Hill for an alarm of fire. The first-arriving truck company and engine company had heavy fire pushing from the rear of two buildings and called for the signal 30. As soon as the battalion chief arrived on scene and did a quick scene size-up, a second alarm was immediately requested.

Albany firefighters pulled multiple handlines into the two buildings and around to the rear of the building. Companies encountered heavy fire conditions in the main fire building and in the secondary building.

Crews mounted an aggressive interior attack but, because of the balloon frame-style building and the materials on the outside the building, it made it hard for firefighters to get a quick handle on the fire. While firefighters were trying to bring the fire under control, a third building that was attached to the well-involved structures caught fire, with flames spreading into the cockloft of the building.



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