The one-story rear of the structure was a total loss, while the front sustained a great deal of water and smoke damage, Saranac Assistant Fire Chief
According to Clinton County Real Property records,
No one was hurt in the blaze, though a
"He was treated on scene, and he remained on scene," Strack said.
FLAMES COMING OUT
The blaze, which was reported shortly before
When firefighters arrived, the back part of the structure was fully involved and flames were coming out the windows, Strack said.
He also did not know where the resident was staying Tuesday night or if there was any insurance on the home.
Firefighters utilized tankers and a dry hydrant on
A dry hydrant is a pipe "installed within a static water source, such as a pond, stream, river or holding tank," according to the Fire Engineering Network's website.
In this case, the source was the
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"There was a problem with the dry hydrant, so they ended up going two, four lengths of hard suction (hose) and just reaching the river that way," Strack said.
Fire personnel also utilized demolition saws for ventilation, positive pressure fans to clear the smoke out of the house and thermal imaging cameras to look for hot spots.
Strack was among those who took part in internal firefighting efforts.
Due to the heat outside, he said, crews had to stay hydrated and firefighters had to be cycled out.
"We didn't want anybody to get hurt."
The cause and origin of the conflagration remained under investigation Tuesday evening, Petrashune said.
The responding departments were back in service by
"Our mutual aid was spectacular," Strack said.
Petrashune said he appreciated the size of the mutual aid turnout given that many volunteer firefighters were working at their jobs at the time.
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