Crews extinguish massive fire at Loudonville home

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A fire at a Loudonville home has been put out.

The fire was located on Wood Plot Road in Loudonville. Several fire crews responded, including Fuller Road, Latham and North Albany.

The man who called in the fire told NEWS10 ABC reporter Ayla Ferrone he noticed the fire around 8 p.m.

The Colonie fire coordinator said the home was at risk of collapsing, so they took a defensive approach and did not allowing any firefighters into the home. FAST teams were on standby in case anything happened to any firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters were rotated out so they could stay cool and hydrated. Wind, as well as location and the size of the house, proved to be issues in fighting the fire.

“The fire probably had a big head start on us because of the location and before neighbors even knew the house was burning,” Deputy Fire Coordinator Michael Romano said. “That being said, a lot of places for the fire to travel inside this building, and again, we’re not going inside. It’s just not safe.”

Officials said no one was home at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

The fire was put out after about three hours, but investigators will remain on scene to monitor hot spots and determine a cause for the fire.

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