What originated as a chimney fire, turned into defensive operations on Chapman Drive in the Town of Amsterdam. Water supply was an issue as master streams and hose lines lost pressure several times at the height of the fire. No report of injuries and no exact cause was listed. Cranesville was aided by the City of Amsterdam’s ladder truck, and manpower from Tribes Hill, Hagaman, Schenectady County, West Glenville and Beukendaal.

– Fire News photos by Peter Barber