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Fire devastates Dryden home; no injuries reported

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An early morning house fire in the Town of Dryden led to the temporary closure of Route 13 but was successfully contained with no injuries reported, thanks to the swift action of Neptune Hose Co. #1 and mutual aid from 20 surrounding agencies. The fire, reported at 5:02 am on Thursday, saw occupants safely evacuating the home, and all firefighting units were cleared from the scene by noon. Deputy Fire Chief Pete Tyler highlighted the collaborative effort and quick establishment of water supplies in an area lacking fire hydrants as key to controlling the blaze.

The fire resulted in significant damage to the property, including a partial roof collapse attributed to the intense fire load. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by New York State’s Office of Fire Prevention & Control. Despite the heavy damage, the absence of injuries among occupants and firefighters stands as a testament to the effective response and preparedness of the involved departments.

Deputy Chief Tyler praised the exemplary cooperation, teamwork, and communication among the responding agencies, acknowledging the critical support provided by local fire departments, emergency services, NYSEG, Red Cross, and law enforcement. The community’s robust response to the incident underscores the importance of inter-agency collaboration in emergency situations, ensuring public safety and rapid incident resolution.