Fiber Conversion plant on fire in Bro...

Fiber Conversion plant on fire in Broadalbin

There are 19 comments on the WNYT Albany story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Fiber Conversion plant on fire in Broadalbin. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

Fire companies from across Fulton and Saratoga counties are battling a major industrial fire in Broadalbin.

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Paul Nelligan Jr

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2008
sorry about video quality was taking on my cell phone.

Albany, NY

#2 Jan 31, 2008
God Bless all the firefighters on the scene. Please stay safe
Paul Nelligan Jr

United States

#3 Jan 31, 2008
the fire is still burning. The building is totally gone. Fire depts. are trying to keep it from speading to nearby buildings. I live just 1/8 mile away from fire, local water persure is now very low. I hope it is not hurting the ability to put fire out.

New York, NY

#4 Jan 31, 2008
I agree God bless all the firefighters, paramedics ambulance personal, and the family that just lost their buisness, I hope noone was hurt in this terrible fire.

Remsen, NY

#8 Jan 31, 2008
i was coming home from the doctors and saw the smoke from amsterdam memorial hospital. my aunt took us to see the fire and it was really huge.

Albany, NY

#13 Jan 31, 2008
Paul Nelligan Jr wrote:
sorry about video quality was taking on my cell phone.
As a firefighter unable to be there due to injury, thank you for letting the communities see what we are battling. Thank you

Albany, NY

#15 Jan 31, 2008
It is now approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes after the first fire district was dispatched to the scene. The fire is still burning. There are fire districts from Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties helping. Not only that, there are individual businesses providing trucks with water and escavator's to assist the volunteers. On top of all this, there are several businesses and individuals who have donated food, water and shelter for the volunteers to warm in. This is such a devastation for the community, but the outpour of support has been tremendous and is truly appreciated.

Rutland, MA

#16 Jan 31, 2008
Amy wrote:
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How could you even state something like that. You are one of the many ignorant people that I hope to never meet. I am a firefighter who unfortunately was not able to go to this scene. It kills me to know that my fellow firefighters are out there and I am unable to help them due to an injury. These men and women have been out there in the cold for over 6 hours trying to contain a fire. Do you have any clue what that entails? Obviously not. Let me clue you in on just some of the minor things. Besides the physical efforts, they are battling the cold and the fact that there is not enough water. There are men and women standing at creeks filling trucks with water with ice hanging off their gloves. I would love for you to take 15 minutes in our shoes. Not to add, this is not their job...they don't get paid. They do this because they want to help their communities. I pray that you never have to suffer the effects of a devastating fire. How dare you be so cynical and ignorant.
Right On, Amy. When I was going back down to the Thruway on 30 after my delivery I noticed a red Dodge Ram going the other way, failing to yield to a volunteer firefighter behind him. Maybe this was our friend jake? Although, I doubt it. Probably just a little boy lashing out at the world from the safety of his dsl connection. I most certainly appreciate the service that people like you selflessly provide.

Lake George, NY

#17 Jan 31, 2008
sgf is there so is my dad

Rutland, MA

#18 Jan 31, 2008
Paul Nelligan Jr wrote:
sorry about video quality was taking on my cell phone.
I'm with Amy on the thanks. That's good footage for a cellphone. Just glad you're OK. It looked like a battlezone to me, and I was miles away.

Clifton Park, NY

#19 Jan 31, 2008
There has been said to be 50 fire departments out there! I personally saw vehicles from as far as Corinth! My heart goes out to all the fire fighters and I asked that if anyone can to bring they food and beverages they have been out there all day. Dunkin Donuts has donated coffee and donuts to help them get through! They are hungary, tired and thirsty! Please help support their struggle as they try to save the small town!

Albany, NY

#22 Feb 1, 2008
Did they have to evacuate the neighborhood, does anyone know?

Albany, NY

#23 Feb 1, 2008
Mets wrote:
Did they have to evacuate the neighborhood, does anyone know?
As far as I am aware, no there were no evacuations. As of this right now, they are still battling hot spots.

Amsterdam, NY

#24 Feb 1, 2008
I was at the high school right next door when it happened and I walked outside and there was a huge cloud of black smoke. I went home to amsterdam and could see the black smoke out my back window. I know others who were on Route 5 in Scotia and they could see it too. My friends in broadalbin said that last night they were unable to see very well outside because there was so much smoke. I also want to thank the fire fighters that came to help fight this fire.

Jacksonville, FL

#25 Feb 1, 2008
Even tho I no longer live in the area ... i grew up right around the corner for 25 years and know most, if not all of the broadalbin vol. fire and ambulance ... I just want to say THANK YOU for everything that you do!!!! You don't get enough recognition at all. God Bless and be safe.

United States

#27 Feb 3, 2008
Amy wrote:
God Bless all the firefighters on the scene. Please stay safe
I noticed an earlier text that stated someone named Jake made some comment about firefighters. I can not find the comment. Being a firefighter form Broadalbin I would love to know what was said about us.
winger fan

Troy, NY

#28 Feb 3, 2008
the fire men did a great job! they made sure everyone passing through was safe, clear, and they did the best they was a great effort to controll the blaze! Im very proud of them!


“Dogs Rule”

Since: Jan 08

Pattersonville, NY

#30 Feb 5, 2008
Our company has done business with Fiber Conversion for years. We are all sad to hear about the fire. From everyone at Upland Industries... we are so sorry this happened, and we are glad no one was hurt. Call us with updates if you can. God Bless.

United States

#31 Feb 5, 2008
29 fire depts. reported to be on scene, 40 depts. activated in total.

Six water fill sites to fill tankers was established along varoius parts of the Kennyetto Creek to maintain a tanker shuttle. Three pumper were set up on the 2nd. Ave. bridge to supply water to the scene.

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