No one injured in Johnstown fire

JOHNSTOWN — Seven people were displaced, but no one was hurt, from a fire Friday morning that damaged their two-story house.

Fire Chief Bruce Heberer said the structure fire occurred at 5:53 a.m. Friday at a two-family, two-story home at 106 E. Montgomery St, The origin of the fire was the second floor porch, he said.

A cause for the blaze was still unknown Friday afternoon and the fire is still under investigation, he said.

Heberer said all units were called from Johnstown, and the Gloversville Fire Department was also called as mutual aid.

He said the fire started on the second-floor porch, but quickly spread to the first floor porch.

Firefighters did an aggressive interior attack and a total of seven occupants were able to safely get out of the dwelling. Heberer said one tenant lived on the first floor and six resided on the second floor.

“The building has some structural damage,” Heberer said. “It can be fixed.”


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