Just After 5:00 pm The Rensselaer County Dispatch Center activated the
Defreestville Fire Department, Wyanatskill Fire Department and North Greenbush Ambulance For Box Alarm 09-02 for a
Reported Structure Fire at 22 Scythe Tree Lane.
Upon arrival in the smokey neighborhood, 2 Defreestville Chiefs and a hose crew attempted
a fire attack into the basement but the crews had to evacuate due to worsening conditions which led to a flashover. At this point a
2nd alarm was dispatched which brought Clinton Heights, East Greenbush, Best Luther, and MT.View Fire Departments. A tanker from West Sand Lake was
EGFD Chiefs 1,2,3,4, Engine 8, Engine 7 (for standby) and Utility 11 responded on the call.The fire was knocked down and
overhaul operations began right around 6:30 pm. The cause of this fire is unknown at this time,