The Watervliet Fire Department was strained to its maximum by an arsonist who started three fires in a 12-hour period, including a three-alarm fire in a two-story brick abandoned warehouse on Broadway. Flames were found venting from every window on the A side of the building. Within a half-hour a large section of wall collapsed sending firefighters scurrying for safety. Ladder trucks and engines from Troy, City of Albany, Cohoes, and Green Island were called in to battle the flames.

– Fire News photo by Peter R. Barber