GLENS FALLS — Glens Falls firefighters were called to the scene of a working structure fire at 83 West Notre Dame St. on Saturday morning.

“The call came in at 8:30 a.m.; the garage was fully involved when we arrived,” said Glens Falls Assistant Fire Chief Scott Cote on Saturday afternoon. “We knocked the fire down and were able to contain the fire to the garage.”

There were no injuries, Cote said.

But three people were left homeless, according to the American Red Cross.

“Red Cross volunteers offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items to the three residents,” the Red Cross reported in a release.

According to Cote, only the garage sustained fire damage, but there was some smoke and water damage to the rest of the home.

On the scene, a large mound of the structure’s insulation, burned wood and large pieces of metal, sat in the driveway of the home. Because of the below-freezing temperatures, the sidewalks were coated with a slick ice sheet from the water used to fight the blaze.

The garage was destroyed, but much of the home remained intact, despite smoke and water damage.

Cote said that one woman, who lived at the home, had family in the area and she was staying with her family. He did not know about the other residents.

Before leaving the scene at 12:12 p.m., Glens Falls firefighters overhauled the structure to make sure the fire was completely extinguished and there were no remaining hot spots in the walls or roof.

“The fire was not suspicious,” Cote said. “It appears to be accidental.”

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Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli covers Washington County government and other county news and events.


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