Chantelle DeRose/For the Express
By CHANTELLE DEROSE
For the Express
BROADALBIN — Several fire companies responded to a fire at the Adirondack Mechanical Corporation in Broadalbin at around 12:18 p.m. on Aug. 17.
According to Fulton County Fire Coordinator Steve Santa Maria, no injuries were reported, but significant damage was done to the building involved.
“The storage building in the rear of their main building was destroyed. The main building suffered moderate to major damage,” Santa Maria said.
According to a release, Deputy Fire Coordinator John Lesniewski was the first to arrive at 444 Route 126 in Broadalbin to report a fully involved structure with multiple exposures. The structure was located more than 7 feet from the rear of a main 50 by 60 foot, two story structure that houses Adirondack Mechanical Corporation.
Several hand lines were deployed in an effort to stop the spread of the fire, but despite quick and decisive actions the fire spread to the main structure. Crews were able to contain the fire to the roof. The remainder of the building sustained smoke, water and heat damage. The rear structure was a total loss.
The Broadalbin Fire Department received mutual aid from the following departments: Perth, Mayfield, Berkshire, Hagaman, Fort Johnson, Tribes Hill, Cranesville, and Galway volunteer fire departments. Also assisting at the scene were Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Deputy Coordinator Ralph Palcovic, Fulton County EMS Coordinator Mark Souza and Deputy EMS Coordinator Steve Collins.
Montgomery County Deputy Emergency Services Director Jeff Kaczor assisted at the scene and with the subsequent investigation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fulton County Fire Investigation Team and the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control.