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Garage fire contained in town, no injuries

JOHNSTOWN — Firefighters who were at the scene of a garage fire attacked the fire aggressively to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading any further inside the home.

Fulton County Fire Coordinator Steve Santa Maria said a fire began in the garage, which is connected to a single family home, at 161 Echo Hill Road, at approximately 8:34 a.m. on Saturday.

“Fire crews did a really great job extinguishing the fire,” Santa Maria said.

He said the fire began in the garage and upon arrival it began to expand into the house, but with an exterior and interior attack on the fire, crews were able stop the fire from spreading any further into the home and were able to contain it to the garage.

“The did a good job containing the fire in the garage,” Santa Maria said.

Santa Maria said there was heavy damage to the garage, and smoke, heat and water damage done throughout the structure. There were a couple vehicles inside the garage that were a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Santa Maria said there was one occupant home at the time the fire occurred and they made it out safely, and there were no pets inside the home.

He said there were no reported injuries.

Pleasant Square Fire District was dispatched to the scene under the direction of Chief Anthony Mendetta who requested for assistance. Fire crews assisting with the fire were Meco Volunteer Fire Company, Sir William Johnson Volunteer Fire Company, Berkshire Fire District, Mayfield Fire Department Sammonsville Volunteer Fire Department and the fire coordinator, and the Rockwood-Garoga-Lassellsville Fire Department were at scene for the use of their portable air system used to refill air bottles at the scene.

Also at the scene were the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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