Perth homeowner taken to Syracuse with burns after fire; Firefighter taken to Ellis in Schenectady

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PERTH – A Perth homeowner was airlifted to Syracuse with burns after a Monday evening fire, fire officials said.

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A Perth firefighter was also taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment of fire-related issues and was later released, officials said.

An update on the homeowner’s condition was not immediately available Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to the home on Route 30 just after 5:30 p.m. Monday for a structure fire, Fire Chief Peter Watrobski wrote on Facebook.

The first arriving firefighters found heavy smoke and fire in the back of the house, as well as the rear of the attached garage, Watrobski wrote. The neighboring home also started to catch on fire.

Perth quickly called in members of other area departments. The initial home and garage sustained heavy, severe damage. Firefighters were able to get the neighboring home out with minor exterior damage.

Watrobski did not indicate how the homeowner got out or describe the injury to the firefighter further.

Departments from Broadalbin, Hagaman, Berkshire, Galway and Fort Johnson all assisted, along with the fire coordinators from Fulton and Montgomery counties and GAVAC.

“On behalf of the Perth Volunteer Fire Company I would like to give my extreme gratitude to all those mentioned above and to the members of Perth Volunteer Fire Company,” Watrobski wrote. “This was a situation that could have been worse then what it was, but because of great team work by all, a second residence was saved.

“Prayers to the owner and his family for a speedy recovery and also to our downed member,” the chief wrote.

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