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Motorcycle explosion suspected cause in Queensbury house fire

July 19, 2018 11:28 PM

Fire destroys a home in Queensbury, seriously burning two people.

The call came in around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday Country Club Road. Flames were tearing through the roof when authorities got there. 

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A car and a lawnmower also caught fire in the driveway.

The Queensbury Central Fire Chief said there were children in the home, they were not hurt. But two men were airlifted to a hospital.

"They are badly burned,” Chief Adam Norton said. “The one gentleman that was working in the garage, from what I understand was on fire when he came out and then the other gentleman tried to help retrieve him out of the garage has also got some burns. I believe some airway burns."

Firefighters believe the men were working on a motorcycle in the garage when it exploded, later spreading to the rest of the property. 

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Emily Burkhard

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