STUYVESANT FALLS — Twelve fire departments from two counties fought a house fire Saturday afternoon in Stuyvesant Falls.
At about 4:22 p.m., Stuyvesant Falls firefighters responded to 12 Oak Leaf Drive after a neighbor reported there was smoke coming from the house.
When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, they reported there was a working structure fire and requested mutual aid from neighboring fire companies including a Battalion 4 tanker response to get as much water to the fire as possible.
A tanker fill site was established at a pond, about a half mile away, on Route 25A.
Flames were seen burning through the roof of the one-story structure.
All occupants of the home were able to get out, according to firefighters.
Traffic on Route 9, in the area of Oak Leaf Drive, was diverted while fire crews worked. The highway department was requested to sand the road as the water was making it icy.
Fire officials reported the fire was out at 5:51 p.m., and then began checking to make sure it had not spread any further. Some fire companies remained on the scene into the evening.
Fire companies assisting Stuyvesant Falls were: Stuyvesant, Stockport, Stottville, Hudson, West Ghent, Valatie, Kinderhook, Niverville, Tri-Village, Chatham and Schodack Landing.
Also assisting at the scene were Valatie Rescue Squad, Columbia County Fire Coordinator’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and state police.
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