A driver, on Route 7 called Rensselaer County Dispatch reporting a smoke coming from a roof. First responders found fire climbing the walls inside and out. Mutual aid was called from the northeast towns. The water supply was on the opposite side of busy Route 7, and a five-inch line blocked the road for a couple of hours. The fire was in an old farmhouse with a metal roof, which needed to come off. The blaze was finally extinguished.

– Fire News photos by Martin E. Miller