Flames gut old Hudson warehouse

January 18, 2017 12:56 PM

HUDSON - An old warehouse in Hudson was gutted by fire Wednesday morning. The fire was so intense it damaged nearby buildings as well.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, firefighters in Hudson were called to an old warehouse on North Front Street. By the time they got there, the flames were shooting out of every window. In fact, the flames were so intense that they even damaged a nearby apartment complex.

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The good news, no injuries were reported.

"We did have some exposure damage to the Hudson Terrace apartments, the building right up here, it had some melted vinyl siding on it," explained Asst. Chief Tony DeMarco with the Hudson Fire Department.

Even hours later, hot spots were still flaring as six departments fought the fire. Firefighters had to attack the fire from the outside, because the flames made the warehouse unstable.

Ladder trucks poured water on the fire. Some of it was pumped from the Hudson River.

Firefighters also found power running to the building and had to call in National Grid to shut it off.

"I do believe the owners had some storage in there, but I don't know how long it's been vacant," admitted DeMarco.

Because of the amount of fire, firefighters were never able to get inside.

"It was fire from end to end," noted DeMarco. "So until we're able to start pulling the building apart and getting the fire investigators in there, we really won't have an idea on cause."


WNYT Staff

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