Broome County Communications began taking calls of a vehicle fire on Bevier Street. The Five Mile Point Fire Company (59) was dispatched. The Broome County Sheriff’s Department arrived and reported a small SUV well involved on the shoulder of the road. Engine 59-2, Squad 59, and Chief 59b all responded with a total of 11 firefighters. Engine 59-2 stretched from the rear hose reel and was able to control the fire with only a few hundred gallons of water. Squad 59 arrived an assisted with overhaul of the vehicle. Broome County Fire Investigation team was called to investigate. Crews were on scene for roughly 90 minutes before returning to service.
– Fire News story by Nick Griswold