Fire tears apart Hudson Falls apartment building

HUDSON FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – Fire crews from across the country fought an overnight fire at a multi-apartment dwelling near downtown Hudson Falls. The fire, at 11 Maple Street, was first reported around 8 p.m. Monday and was fully involved by 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were still on the scene as sunrise approached Tuesday morning.

There was a massive response of fire equipment to help fight the blaze. The Hudson Falls Volunteer Fire Company, Hudson Falls Police Department and Fort Edward Rescue Squad responded, with assistance from numerous mutual aid agencies in Washington, Warren and Saratoga counties. Other companies covered the stations of those who were there.

Route 4 was closed during the fire, along with all roads leading into central Hudson Falls. By 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, those roads — with the exception of Maple Street from Main to Oak — had reopened.

Timothy R. Hardy, deputy director of the Washington County Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday morning that any updates on the fire scene investigation would come from Hudson Falls police. Hardy said the companies will continue to work through the morning on this incident.

No injuries were reported after the fire. The building suffered extensive damage, including a roof collapse.