Rotterdam Fire District 2 firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that destroyed a house on Westside Drive on December 22, 2017. Four occupants were able to escape the fire, which gutted the two-story wood frame house in a matter of minutes. Operations went defensive after an interior attack was deemed too dangerous. Firefighters saved a house on the D side as intense heat began to catch on the B wall of that structure.

– Fire News photos by Peter Barber