Fire destroys highway official’s garage

BROADALBIN – A fire destroyed a garage at Town Highway Superintendent Lance Winney’s property today on Stevers Mill Road.

Local fire departments responded to the blaze, which destroyed a skidder inside the garage and the garage itself, and caused heat damage to an adjacent house around 1 p.m.

According to Broadalbin-Kennyetto Volunteer Fire Chief Scot Hall, the cause of the fire was unknown as of this afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Neighbors had called in the fire, Hall said. Crews were working at the scene until roughly 2:30 p.m.

Winney’s business, Fish House Trucking and Excavating, is located on the same property.

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