Oneonta firefighters have been keeping very busy this spring and when emergencies like yesterday's happen, we're all glad that we have a fire department with a crew ready to go, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Yesterday, late afternoon, the Oneonta Fire Department (OFD) reported and responded to a truck on fire on Grand Street in the City of Oneonta. Fire officials say the truck engine caught on fire. Fortunately, the driver was unhurt but you'll be able to see the truck following the fire below and I think it's safe to say, it's a total loss to the vehicle's owner.

Firefighters did a great job of getting the situation quickly under control and dousing the flames. Below, check out videos from OFD taken from the scene of the fire.

 

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From the photo above, I think you would agree that it would be "the smart choice" for this truck's owner to count his blessings! This incident could have been a lot worse.

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I have a feeling that this was one of OPD's easier fires to fight considering some of the fires fire crews have had to battle this season. I'm referring to the fire at 36 High Street in Oneonta on Memorial weekend that claimed the lives of two dogs. The other fire that took several crews to get under control was a house fire in the Town of Oneonta on West Street at the end of April. That fire was so devastating that the residents lost everything.

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