Eighteen fire departments, including several from Canada, worked late into the night Tuesday battling a massive fire that broke out at Bordeau’s New & Used Furniture on Route 22 in Beekmantown.
Beekmantown Fire Chief Darryl Menard said first responders arrived late Tuesday afternoon after reports of heavy smoke coming from the rear of the building. “The building is a total loss,” Menard said. ‘Fortunately, nobody was injured.”
By 8 p.m., the fire had spread to several apartments adjacent to the furniture store. Flames soared through the top of the structure as firefighters poured water on the blaze from aerial platforms.
“Because of the fire load with all the debris and wood involved, it was extremely hard to try and keep the fire under control, and once it got through the roof, it just took right off,” Menard said.