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Family escapes Tuesday night Gloversville fire

Family escapes Tuesday night Gloversville fire

Firefighters were called to the home just after 11:30 p.m.
Family escapes Tuesday night Gloversville fire
The home at 23 First St., Gloversville
Photographer: Gloversville Fire Department

GLOVERSVILLE — Five people escaped uninjured from a late Tuesday fire at their home in Gloversville, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called to 23 First St. just after 11:30 p.m. for a fire on the home's porch, Fire Chief Thomas Groff said in a release.

Firefighters arrived to find the porch fully engulfed in flames and the fire spreading to the home's first floor. Firefighters from Gloversville and Johnstown put the fire out and prevented it from spreading to a neighboring home.

The home sustained significant fire, smoke and water damage to the first floor and heat and smoke damage to the second floor, Groff said. The porch was destroyed.

Officials identified the residents as Arron Ryle, 43, Kimberly Ryle, 41, Noah Ryle, 17, Alex Ryle, 16, and Connor Ryle, 15. All escaped unharmed and no firefighters were injured, Groff said.

The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Gloversville Fire Investigation Team and state Office of Fire Prevention and Control Arson Bureau.

Gloversville and Johnstown fire departments were assisted at the scene by the Gloversville Police Department, Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Fulton County Fire Coordinator's Office.

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