Fire claims Clifton Park home


By Cady Kuzmich
Gazette Reporter

Clifton Park — An early morning house fire on Ray Road Friday, January 5, has been traced back to auxiliary heating equipment according to Vischer Ferry Assistant Chief Patrick Canale.

The two individuals who resided in the 58 Ray Road home were able to escape the fire without injuries, though their dog was lost in the fire. The fire began shortly after 3 a.m., according to Canale.

It took about an hour to get the fire under control and “quite a few more hours” to put the fire out completely, according to Canale. He said the damage to the house was so extensive the building is not salvageable.

Since there were no hydrants near the Ray Road home, Canale said other departments filled their trucks at hydrants to help fight the blaze. Canale estimated firefighters tanked in over 50,000 gallons of water.