Fire roars through the roof and upstairs window of a house at 14 Franklin St., Gloversville. The early-morning fire caused significant damage. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Bornt)
GLOVERSVILLE — Local fire departments responded to an early morning fire at a vacant home on Franklin Street today that is currently under investigation.
The Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire at 14 Franklin St. today at 2:57 a.m. and remained on the scene until 6:51 a.m.
Upon arrival, members of the city’s third battalion reportedly encountered heavy fire on both floors in the rear of the building and threatening exposure to the neighboring home at 12 Franklin St. where siding was melting and beginning to burn on both the house and garage.
Battalion Chief David Rackmyre summoned “all hands” from all departments and shifts to the scene where the rear of the home was fully involved according to a press release. The Johnstown Fire Department also summoned members from another shift to assist at the scene.
Additionally, the Berkshire Fire Department placed one engine on standby in Gloversville and the Ambulance Service of Fulton County stood by at the scene