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Fire out quickly on Freemans Bridge 

The Daily Gazette, November 10th, 2006


GLENVILLE - A fire broke out early Wednesday morning at a Department of Environmental Conservation clean-up project on Freemans Bridge Road.

But firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which started in a vacant commercial building at 34 Freemans Bridge.  No pollutants were released, Thomas Corners Fire Chief Gregg Petricca said.

"They're doing work on contaminated ground in the back," he said.  "There was a concern at first, but workers started showing up and briefed us on what was in the building. In the end there weren't any concerns."

Thomas Corners was called by Scotia police at 6 a.m. and firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke billowing out onto the roadway.  The fire was out by 6:30 a.m.

"The first arriving crews made a great stop," Petricca said.  The East Glenville, Alplaus, Air National Guard, and Scotia fire departments were also called to the scene.