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Fire destroys Hunter AirBnB

Nov 05, 2021 5:45 am

Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media firefighters from eight companies battled a fast-moving fire November 3 that destroyed a Hunter residence used as a short-term rental, Hunter Fire Chief John Laveglia said. The two-story, five-bedroom log home, at 196 Pine Lane, was listed on Airbnb, Laveglia said. Eight Greene County fire companies responded to fight the fully involved blaze for hours. No one was present in the home when the fire broke out, Laveglia said. Greene County 911 dispatched the Hunter Fire Company to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. A neighbor reported the fire after smelling smoke and seeing flames coming from the house. Crews battled the fire for nearly five hours. There were no reported injuries to firefighters, Laveglia said. The Greene County Cause and Origin Team is investigating the cause, but it is not believed to be suspicious, the chief said. The house is a total loss. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.