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G'land Fire Investigation Bureau determines cause of fire

The Town of Guilderland Fire Investigation Bureau determined the caused of a fire that occurred at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at a home on Park Avenue in Guilderland.

According to the Town of Guilderland Fire Investigation Bureau the fire was accidental in nature, the result of improperly disposed ashes from a wood burning stove, said Sean Maguire, Public Information Officer of the Town of Guilderland Fire Chiefs Association.

According to information from the Fire Chiefs Association, "Damage [from the fire] was sustained to portions of the house including the garage and room above it. The heat from the fire caused damage to the siding on a neighboring home, but the fire did not spread to that structure."

Maguire said the Fire Investigation Bureau would like to warn residents to properly dispose of ashes from fires. "If you are disposing of ashes from a fire, place them in a metal container at least 5 feet away from any combustibles," said Maguire.

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