5/9/2021 EGFD Members make quick work of afternoon fire. by: M. Benson, Jr., Assistant Chief
Shortly after 3:14 PM the members of the East Greenbush Fire Department were transmitted by the East Greenbush
Emergency Communications Center for a reported structure fire on Troy Road. Car 1 and Car 3 responded shortly after the call was transmitted.
Dispatchers advised the chiefs that a passerby stated smoke from the rear of the residence.
Car 1 and Car 3 arrived on scene within minutes of the alarm, a 360 was conducted and the chiefs on scene
confirmed they had a working fire from the rear of the multi-family residence. Car 1 assumed Troy Road command and Car 3 assumed operations
at the rear of the structure.
Car 3 observed flames at the rear of the structure between the house and the deck with fire pushing up the deck.
Car 3 entered the house, obtained a pitcher of water and doused the fire with the water until units arrived on scene. Truck 11 arrived on scene with Car 2
aboard and the crew from the truck company set up ground ladders as Car 2 and Car 3 worked to open up the back of the residence.
Engine 9 arrived on scene and stretched a line to the back of the house. Engine 7 and Car 4 arrived shortly after Engine 9.
The crews opened up the back of the house to check for extension with their thermal imaging cameras. A couple of hot spots were extinguished
on the outside of the residence and the small fire was contained to the area of origin. There was no extension into the residence.
A signal 20 was declared by Car 1 after approximately 25 minutes on scene. Car 2 and Car 3 directed members to conduct minor overhaul and units were back in service within an hour. Command summoned the building department and the Rensselaer County Fire Investigators to the scene. Units operating on scene: Car 1, Car 2, Car 3, Car 4, Engine 7, Engine 9, Truck 11, and Utility 11.