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Crews battle fire at Standard Insulating in Marcy

By WKTV News

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Crowds of onlookers gathered along River Road Thursday evening, just to catch of glimpse of what was causing the large plume of black smoke that permeated the sky and could be seen as far as Deerfield, Yorkville, and beyond.

The source of that attention-drawing smoke was a fire that broke out at Standard Insulating shortly before 5:30 p.m. Maynard Fire Department was the first to arrive on the scene, finding smoke and flames coming from the structure that housed materials often used in blown and spray insulating.

The Maynard Fire Department took the lead as they battled the fire, dousing the flames from above and from multiple directions. Departments from Whitesboro, Oriskany, Stittville, and Floyd were put on standby early on as the fire continued to grow.

Some of the material inside of the building caused explosions causing flames to shoot high into the air. Firefighters kept onlookers from getting too close to any danger.

Shortly before 7:00 p.m., fire crews remained on the scene battling the fire and working to determine just what may have caused it. At that time, a New York State Police K-9 Unit was called to the scene.

K-9 Units are often used to search for the presence of incendiary materials that might have been used to begin a fire.

There is currently no word on what may have started the fire, or if anyone was in the warehouse at the time it started.

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