Firefighters in North Hoosick battle fast-spreading fire overnight

NORTH HOOSICK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Thursday night’s winds fueled a fire from a barn to a house and the woods overnight.

Fire officials tell NEWS10ABC it was first reported around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night on Route 67, about a mile east of the intersection with Route 22. The chief says three structures were on fire when they arrived, but it spread to a fourth, the house on the property, as they were on scene.

Firefighters say the wind created major problems for the ones who were trying to contain the flames.

“The winds were very, very strong. We had a lot of embers going across the road at the time. It caught fire across the street, the brush and a couple of trees on the other side,” said Chief Allan Bornt, North Hoosick Fire Department. “We were really concerned about that, but we were more concerned with the fourth structure,” he said.

The chief says 10 to 12 companies were called in to help with that fire. Luckily no one was home, and no injuries were reported. The cause of that fire is still being investigated.

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