Advertisement
 
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

AFD douses big blaze

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI and ALISSA SCOTT

No injuries were reported at a fire that engulfed a detached garage at 14 Kline St. in Amsterdam Friday evening.

Fire Chief Richard Liberti said the investigation is still underway, but the fire may have started after gasoline in a motorcycle caught fire.

The fire, which started at approximately 8:20 p.m., spread to the home, as well as two garages on Eagle Street.

Fransisco Padilla, who lives at the home, said he was working on the motorcycle, and when he tried starting the bike, it sparked.

"It started out as a small fire. I ran down to the basement to grab the hose, and by the time I came up, the fire was up to the roof," Padilla said.

Padilla's family, his wife and their three teenagers, were in the house at the time. One of their daughters, Elizabeth Padilla said she heard her mother screaming "fire," and ran outside to see the whole garage up in flames.

The Amsterdam Fire and Police departments responded to the scene minutes later. GAVAC also responded to the scene, but reported there were no injuries.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 9 p.m. and sprayed down the remaining smoldering structure of the family's garage. Several cars in the backyard were damaged, and the seats of a swing set adjacent to the garage were melted.

According to a firefighter at the scene, the blaze affected three garages, and the back of 14 Kline St.

Residents at 12 Kline St. reported damage to the siding of her home, which began to melt from the heat.

The fire was visible from John Street.

"I saw the smoke and a flickering in the sky," Breanne McClanahan said as she stood watching the action from the across the street.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Lawmakers pass bill requiring schools to test water for lead
    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Marcellino vows never to fight at Foxwoods again after controversial loss
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    City to sell some foreclosed properties ahead of auction
    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    City to renew with insurance company it's suing over claim
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    County committee signs off on joining land bank
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Legislators discuss law to raise tobacco purchasing age to 21
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Tests show F-FCS drinking water safe
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Ralph R. Compani
    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Congressional primaries include 4 for open seats
    Monday, June 20, 2016

    SUNY Cobleskill to offer bachelor degree in fermentation
    Monday, June 20, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook