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Alfred E. Watson, owner and operator of Star Tree Service, was the victim who died in a house fire July 17 at 3825 Carman Rd. in Guilderland, said coroner’s physician Jeffrey Hubbard today.

A family from Quebec lost all of its possessions when its van caught fire Tuesday morning in the parking lot of Robinson’s Ace Hardware on Route 20.

Tawasentha Park’s new poolhouse is brighter and more modern than the old one that burned down a year ago.

Dogs are training to aid the New York Task Force 2 of the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

Guilderland’s highway department on June 6 tore down the McKownville home that had been gutted by fire on Jan. 24.

GUILDERLAND — The weather may already be very summery, but it will be a few more weeks before town residents can cool off in the pool at Tawasentha Park.

As the town works to define “abandoned” in its law, three properties ravaged by fire remain vacant — a mansion reduced to rubble, a motel that still stands, and the shell of a home.

The town says the property at 7 Ayre Dr. in Guilderland, which was destroyed last January, could be an “attractive nuisance,” or a dangerous site.

The barns were a total loss, but four miniature horses were removed safely.

According to the Albany County assessment rolls, the house, which stands on 1.09 acres, had a full market value of $190,795.

 

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