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Investigators look for cause of Gloversville fire

May 23, 2013
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The city Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday night at a single-family dwelling at 93 Prospect Ave.

No injuries were reported from the fire. No one was residing at the residence, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, a news release said.

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A Gloversville firefighter takes part in battling a blaze at 93 Prospect Ave. on Wednesday night.
The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan

Fire Chief Beth Whitman-Putnam said this morning there were no utilities at the structure. The department is exploring "all possible avenues to what may have caused the fire," she said.

The department was dispatched to a structure fire at 58 Fox St. at about 9 p.m.

However, firefighters found the fire was at 93 Prospect Ave.

Fire officials said heavy smoke was emitting from the south side second-floor windows, and flames could be seen through the first-floor windows on the west side of the structure.

Firefighters forced their way into the structure to search the building for victims and to suppress the blaze, the release said.

The fire was contained to one room, the release said, which sustained heavy fire, heat and smoke damage. The remainder of the first-floor sustained moderate smoke damage and the second-floor sustained minor smoke damage.

Firefighters were back in service at 10:46 p.m.

This is the second fire within the city in the last week. Several residents of 44 Third St. escaped a house fire early Sunday.

Whitman-Putnam said that fire also is still under investigation.

 
 

 

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