There were no injuries in a house fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed the kitchen at 1154 Meadowdale Road in Guilderland Center.

United States Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko announced on Aug. 30 that a combined $311,746 has been awarded to the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs through the Department of Homeland Security.

The award will support two NYSAFC projects:

Homeowner Judi Eells said early Saturday afternoon that she had no idea where she was going to sleep that night, as she watched firefighters cut away much of the roof of her home at 52 Van Wie Terrace in Westmere, to let smoke billow out.

Eight companies helped douse a garage fire at 29 Armstrong Circle Saturday afternoon, saving the attached house.

A fire in Westerlo which lasted over 12 hours on Monday left a home demolished. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

A fire at a historic Slingerlands house, has left its residents, Albany County Legislator William Reinhardt and his family, without a home. Lightning from Thursday night’s thunderstorm is expected to be the cause.

It wasn’t clear Tuesday morning how many of the dozen or so cats that lived at 2973 Curry Rd. had survived the house fire.

The fire had reached the wooden structure of the building, but not the roof, when it was brought under control.

Passers-by noted smoke coming from the rubble that remained after a fire on Wednesday morning leveled the vacant buildings on the lot.

Dan Dymes felt helpless in the wee hours of Wednesday morning as his Agway delivery truck was stuck in the snow and he watched the Prospect Terrace fire next door getting closer. In the end, he was grateful, although his truck was damaged and his mulch pallets unsellable, that no one was hurt.


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