Two homes saved, garage totaled in afternoon fire

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Photo courtesy of Steven Santa Maria

BROADALBIN — A fire on Monday afternoon destroyed a two-car garage at 120 W. Main St.

The Broadalbin Fire Department responded to the call, finding the structure fire fully involved and four large propane tanks nearby.

The one and a half story wood-frame garage was next to a two-family home at 120 W. Main St. and a single family home at 5 Third Ave. Responding crews, which included Broadalbin, Perth and Mayfield, deployed several handlines in an attempt to limit the damage to the building itself.

“Because of the quick and decisive initial actions by arriving fire crews, the two-family home located at 120 W. Main St. and single-family home located at 5 Third Ave. remain habitable,” said Steven Santa Maria, fire coordinator for Fulton County, in a news release.

The building at 120 W. Main St. sustained major damage to its siding, soffit and facia in the back and 5 Third Ave. sustained moderate damage to its siding.

The structure which burned is part of the home at 120 W. Main St., owned by Frank and Margaret Collins.

Santa Maria said the cause of the fire remained under investigation and only one person was injured —a fire investigator, who was treated on the scene and remained on the scene afterwards.

By Patricia Older

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