Four dogs rescued from structure fire in Town of Northumberland

NORTHUMBERLAND, NY (NEWS10) – At around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the Gansevoort Fire Department responded to 4911 State Route 50 in the Town of Northumberland for a report of a structure fire.

The building contained three businesses, including the Wuffdorf Astoria, a dog boarding and daycare service.

Northumberland Fire Chief Kurt Haas, Assistant Chief Keith Burch, and firefighter Danielle Haas were the first responders on the scene along with Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stewart.

Chief Haas was able to save four canines being boarded at the facility.

The dogs were not hurt and were eventually turned over to the business owner.

A representative from the Wuffdorf Astoria tells News10 that the rescued dogs are doing great and are staying with two different families for now.

The representative also told News10:

We will persevere through this! We already have a mobile unit that we are picking up for grooming this week!! The community has been amazing and we will rebuild!


The investigation determined that there were no other animals in the building.

Personnel from the following departments / agencies responded to assist in the incident: Gansevoort Fire, South Glens Falls Fire, Wilton Fire, Schuylerville Fire, Victory Mills Fire, Corinth Fire, Maple Avenue Fire, Porter Corners Fire, Greenfield Fire, Middle Grove Fire, Fort Edward Fire, Bay Ridge Fire, Hudson Falls Fire, Rock City Falls Fire, West Glens Falls Fire, Queensbury Central Fire, Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services, Saratoga County Fire Investigation Unit, NY State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Saratoga County Animal Control, Wilton Animal Control and National Grid.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Saratoga County Fire Investigation Unit and NY State Fire Prevention.

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