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Early Tuesday fire damages Gloversville home; 10 residents displaced, no injuries reported

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GLOVERSVILLE – An early Tuesday morning fire damaged a Gloversville home and displaced 10 people, fire officials said.

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All residents got out safely and no injuries were reported to civilians or firefighters, officials said.

Firefighters were called to 213 S. Main St. just after 1 a.m. for a fire at the residence, officials said.

They arrived to find the rear of the home well involved in fire. Fire also extended into the first-floor apartment and rear stairwell and eventually into the second-floor apartment and attic, officials said.

Firefighters also learned that people may still be trapped inside, officials said. Gloversville firefighter Zach Angus and Johnstown Captain Brian Miller conducted the primary search, while Captain Joe Gillis and Firefighter Brandon Paul attempted to knock down the main fire in the rear of the building.

The location of Tuesday’s fire

Ten people were home at the time, three who lived downstairs and seven upstairs. All escaped injury. All were also being assisted by the Red Cross.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in about an hour.

The fire extensively damaged the first and second floor rear of the building and the attic area, officials said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation by the Gloversville Fire Department Fire Investigators, Gloversville Police Department and the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

The Gloversville Police Department, Fulton County Fire Coordinator’s Office and Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps. assisted at the scene.

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