GLOVERSVILLE — A raging inferno inflicted irreparable damage on a single-family Gloversville home early Monday, according to officials.
All nine occupants of the 5th Street residence — five adults and four children — escaped the blaze without injury.
Gloversville and Johnstown fire teams were dispatched to the scene at 12:44 a.m. Before their arrival, flames had “engulfed the second floor, extended into the attic area, and started to drop into the first floor,” according to a press release.
Calling in additional help, crews attacked the fire from both inside and outside. The blaze, which hasn’t been deemed suspicious, took more than three hours to tame. It’s still under investigation.
Gloversville Fire Chief Thomas Groff didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Along with Johnstown’s battalion, local police units and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc. also responded to the scene.
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