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Johnstown house unlivable after blaze in bedroom

Firefighters from Johnstown and Gloversville work to put out a fire in a home on Melcher Street in Johnstown on Wednesday.
Firefighters from Johnstown and Gloversville work to put out a fire in a home on Melcher Street in Johnstown on Wednesday.
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Firefighters saved a Melcher Street house that caught fire Wednesday, but broken windows and the lack of power made the building uninhabitable. There were no injuries in the fire reported at 11:20 a.m., when firefighters were told a bedroom was on fire. Johnstown Fire Chief Bruce Heberer said the bulk of fire damage was confined to the upstairs bedroom, but the much of the two-story home sustained smoke and water damage. Firefighters had to smash ...

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