Real Estate Upickem Golf

Fire damages house on South Street in Glens Falls

2012-10-19T17:49:00Z 2012-10-22T08:26:22Z Fire damages house on South Street in Glens FallsJON ALEXANDER--jalexander@poststar.com Glens Falls Post-Star
October 19, 2012 5:49 pm  • 

GLENS FALLS -- Towering flames engulfed a South Street home Friday evening, even as a downpour pounded the region.

Firefighters responded to 181 South St. at about 5:15 p.m. and were met with rolling, 25-foot-high flames scorching the two-story home’s front half.

“It just started as a little flame in the window,” said Tyler Buckmaster, who was visiting his girlfriend across the street. “We ran downstairs and by the time we got there the whole porch was on fire.”

Firefighters from the Glens Falls Fire Department and South Queensbury Fire Company battled the blaze for more than an hour as it continued its march throughout the structure’s two stories.

The residents weren’t home when the fire broke out, but several dogs were inside, according to Glens Falls Police Sgt. Michelle Arnold.

A female resident of the gutted structure arrived at the scene shortly after fire crews did, emergency responders and neighbors said.

She sprinted toward the inferno, crying for someone to save her dogs and had to be stopped by fire officials, neighbors said.

An unidentified sobbing woman, surrounded by police and neighbors, sat on a porch a few houses down throughout the ordeal, wrapped in a comforter.

No injuries were reported, but the fate of the animals was unknown as of 6:30 p.m.

The blaze was largely knocked down in about an hour, but red-hot walls could still be seen from the roadside.

Numerous small flare-ups occurred after the primary blaze was extinguished.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, officials said.

Neighbor Nasreem Jhurshid, who saw the blaze and called 911, said she first spotted flames shooting through a downstairs window, which quickly consumed the front porch.

 

Check poststar.com for updates and Saturday's Post-Star for a full story.

Copyright 2015 Glens Falls Post-Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

RULES FOR COMMENTING ONLINE

1) Comments must be contained to the topic of the articles only. Comments that stray from the direct subject of the article will be deleted.

2) Readers are free to comment on and debate other readers' comments, but comments must specifically address the issue(s) raised. Comments containing personal insults directed toward another reader in any form will be deleted.

3) Comments must be civil in tone, and there will be no name calling of any kind. Uncivil or inappropriate comments will be deleted, as will any comment containing profanities.

4) Comments critical of crime or accident victims will be deleted.

5) Comments that are potentially libelous, including those that contain accusations not supported by facts, will be deleted.

Commenters who abuse these policies will have their e-mail registrations revoked.

 

View the full commenting policy.

Thank you, and we hope you enjoy interacting with us and the community.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

loading...

Search Homes for Sale

Search Classifieds