Thread: HUGE tire fire in Colonie NY
02-12-1999, 02:03 PM #1GACFirehouse.com Guest
HUGE tire fire in Colonie NY
Details limited this date/time. I monitor Schenectady County, and there's a HUGE tire fire presently in process in Colonie NY, suspect in the Midway Fire District. Present guesstimate of alarm time is 09:30 on Friday 02/12. Airport firefighting crews from Stratton Air Guard base have been requested with lotsa foam. Possibly many thousands of tires involved. Establishment=Adirondack Tire. Come on capital district, update us on what's happenin'
02-18-1999, 12:36 AM #2montyFirehouse.com Guest
Th efire was actually in Stanford Heights and was reported sometime after 10:00am. Heavy Black smoke was reported on arrival and a signal 30 (working fire)quickly issued.
Shortly after a CFR truck from Albany County airport was requested (initially as a possible foam supply). Various departments were requested on the initial alarm and subsequent signal.
Water supply was a problem and resulted in many hundres of feet of (4") supply hose being laid. A 1400+ feet run of 5", drafting (_very_ unusal for suburban Albany) and drop tanks/tankers from Schenectady and Albany County.
The bulk of the fire was extingusihed late friday evening with overhaul continuing in to Sunday. As of Tuesday morning no cause had been cited, losses were thought to be about $2 million. A firewall prevented the fire spreading in to an adjoining moval companies storage area.
It has been reported that there were 16 companies involved. Ones that I know of (including cover companies) are:
Fuller Road, Latham, Maplewood, Menands, Midway, Shaker Road Loudonville, Stanford Heights, Verdoy, West Albany, Albany County Airport, Carmen, Fort Hunter, South Schenecatady, Niskayuna 1 & 2, Stratton ANG, GE Selkirk, GE Waterford.
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