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Stove ash handling cited in Rotterdam fire

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No one was injured during a Tuesday afternoon house fire in Rotterdam. Firefighters responded to the residence at 182 Butler St. around noon. The fire started after the homeowner had dumped ashes from a wood stove in a metal bucket and left it in his garage for a while, mistakenly thinking they were extinguished, according to Schenectady County Fire Coordinator John Nuzback. The fire spread to the basement. No one was home at the time. ...

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