Crews battle fire at vacant Dolgeville home

A firefighter was at home on Wednesday afternoon when he saw smoke coming from a house at 181 Bacon Brook, and he drove to the area to see where it was coming from.

Posted: Jul 4, 2018 10:49 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2018 4:52 PM

DOLGEVILLE, N.Y.-- A firefighter was at home on Wednesday afternoon when he saw smoke coming from a house at 181 Bacon Brook, and he drove to the area to see where it  was coming from. 

When the firefighter got closer and saw flames, he tried to call crews for help but the poor cell service in the region prevented him from making contact. 

The house in Dolgeville was within Oppenheim's fire district, and Oppenheim fire crews tell NEWSChannel 2 that Dolgeville, Salisbury and Fulton County firefighters aided them in battling the flames once the proper authorities were finally alerted.

Crews extinguished most of the flames by 5 p.m., and fire officials say two firefighters were taken to a local hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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