Sidewinder Photography shared some photos and videos from a fire that wrecked a balloon-frame residential structure in the city of Troy, New York.
Early on March 7, 2017, the city of Troy’s fire department responded for an alarm of fire at 168 4th Street. The first-arriving city of Troy police units on scene immediately forced entry into the building and started assisting residents out as heavy fire blew through a three-story home.
Engine 6 was immediately on scene with in a minute of the dispatch and called for a second alarm. Firefighters stretched multiple handlines into the building and around the back of the building, where flames shot out of every window of the structure. Firefighters set up multiple master streams in the back of the structure to protect exposure buildings.
One building was attached to the structure and firefighters fought hard and kept it from getting inside the adjacent structure. Firefighters called in the city of Albany, Watervliet, and Green Island to assist the city of Troy. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack on the second and first floor but were forced from the structure as conditions rapidly changed inside the home. Car 4 ordered the evacuation of the building.
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Firefighters move to exterior operations, deploying multiple ladder trucks on scene and multiple 2 1/2-inch handlines. The heavily involved building could be seen for miles as it lit up the night sky over the city of Troy. Around 2:30 a.m., firefighters were able to get a handle on the fire.
Investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire. No firefighters were injured on scene and as of this time no residents have been injured. The home has been deemed a total loss.