Three escape Saturday afternoon fire in Gloversville

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GLOVERSVILLE — Three people escaped a burning building Saturday afternoon in Gloversville.

The fire was reported at 207 N. Main Street. It was declared under control near 10 minutes after Gloversville and Johnstown fire battalions showed up, according to officials.

There were no injuries, according to a press release. All occupants were evacuated from the building by 12:27 p.m.

In a dispatch call at 12:14 p.m. occupants described themselves as “trapped” inside the building. Flames were centralized around the third floor.

Further damage was contained by a handline, a manually operated hose.

The blaze remained under investigation.

Gloversville police and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc. assisted on the scene.

Emergency responders were out of the area by 1:35 p.m.

Gloversville Fire Chief Thomas Groff didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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By Tyler A. McNeil

Tyler A. McNeil is a nine-year multimedia journalist and southern Saratoga County native. Currently, McNeil covers the southern Adirondacks and northern Mohawk Valley with the Daily Gazette and Leader-Herald. He also specializes in political, investigative and transit-related coverage. The University at Albany graduate's reporting has appeared in a variety of outlets, including Buzzfeed, New Food, Saratoga Today and the Times Union.

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