Gloversville FD: Wednesday fire damages home, destroys garage

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GLOVERSVILLE – A Wednesday afternoon fire damaged a Clyde Street home and destroyed a garage, Gloversville fire officials said. However, no injuries were reported.

Firefighters from both Gloversville and Johnstown were called to the home at 34 Clyde St. at 12:43 p.m. for a report of a garage on fire, officials said.

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They arrived and deployed two handlines to contain the fire and protect the home, according to officials. A screened porch on the house and a temporary pool were damaged from the extreme heat, officials said.

Firefighters from Gloversville’s First Battalion, with help from the city’s Third Battalion and Johnstown, then got the fire under control, preventing further damage.

The garage, owned by John Pape, sustained significant fire damage.

In addition to Johnstown Fire and Gloversville Police, GAVAC and the Fulton County Fire Coordinators’ Office assisted at the scene.

The fire remained under investigation later Wednesday by Gloversville Fire Department fire investigators.

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By Steven Cook

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