Watervliet F.D. handles structure fire on 6th Ave.

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Fire crews were busy with big flames this afternoon on Sixth Avenue in Watervliet.

Flames spread along the roof of this home as firefighter’s smashed through windows and the roof to put out the fire.

The American Red Cross was also present to provide health services during the fire. They also handed out comfort kits containing personal care items to those affected.

Watervliet police say that, while an overhaul was conducted to ensure the fire was out, they discovered that it was rekindling during the late afternoon.

Firefighters returned to the scene and put the fire out during the evening. Police conducted an additional overhaul following the fire department’s return.