KINGSBURY — An alert school crossing guard and a neighbor likely saved a Kingsbury home from extensive damage from fire on Thursday.
A crossing guard at Hudson Falls Primary School spotted smoke behind 34 Vaughn Road, across the road from the school, around 9:15 a.m. and alerted a neighbor, who looked in a window saw smoke in the home and called 911, Kingsbury Fire Chief Bryan King said. No one was injured.
Firefighters found a fire smoldering in the back of the home and were able to knock it down before it caused major damage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene.
Officials said one person lived in the home, and she was not there at the time the fire was spotted. King said the resident should be allowed back in the home later Thursday.
Kings said the fire stated accidentally in a laundry room, and the exact cause remained under investigation later Thursday.
There appeared to be fire and smoke damage in that section of the home and smoke coming from a second-floor window.
Firefighters from Kingsbury, Hudson Falls, South Queensbury, Fort Edward and Bay Ridge responded to the call.