Family receives aid after fire in Mayfield

MAYFIELD-Two adults and two children received aid from the American Red Cross after a fire Wednesday at their residence on 107 Verkleir Lane.

The fire was called in at noon, said the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.

Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department was the first on scene. Broadalbin Volunteer Fire Department assisted with a fire engine and manpower, Broadalbin Fire Chief Scot Hall said.

Officials with the Mayfield fire department could not be reached for comment.

According to the Red Cross, the adults and two children, ages 1 and 4, were provided with emergency assistance for food, lodging, clothing and infant supplies.

Another fire


At about 4 p.m., another fire was called in on West State Street.

According to Pleasant Square Fire Chief Jason Mortzheim, the cause of the fire is undetermined. No injuries were reported.

The structure, a garage, was heavily damaged and has been condemned, Mortzheim said. The Fire Department recommended the building be demolished even though it’s still standing, he said.

Due to the heavy damage, the cause of the fire may not be determined, he said.

Mortzheim said the building was used for storage. The building used to be a body shop, according to the homeowners, Mortzheim said.

Other local volunteer fire departments that responded to the scene included those from Meco, Sammonsville and Mayfield.

The Gloversville Fire Department helped control traffic at the city line.