Firefighters return to scene of fatal Saratoga fire

Firefighters determined steam was the cause of concern
A firefighter is seen spraying a fire extinguisher Thursday on charged wood at a structure on Sarazen Street, Saratoga.
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A firefighter is seen spraying a fire extinguisher Thursday on charged wood at a structure on Sarazen Street, Saratoga.

SARATOGA – Firefighters returned to the scene of a fatal structure fire on Sarazen Street Thursday, in response for a call about a possible rekindling of the fire, which was initially extinguished on Wednesday.

No evidence of hot spots was found, though some areas were sprayed with a fire extinguisher as a precaution, according to Saratoga Springs Fire Capt. John Stewart.

Thermal-imaging cameras were also used and showed no signs of heat, Stewart said.

“We’re 99 percent positive it was just steam,” he said. “The sun was coming from the opposite direction of where we were and it was all dark. When you went to the other side, you got a better look that the sun was beating on there and it was just steam.”

Investigators did not provide further details Thursday about the fire. They have not disclosed a cause or the identity of the person whose body was found inside the three-apartment structure on Wednesday, pending notification of the victim’s family.

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