KINDERHOOK, N.Y. - A fire broke out in the village of Kinderhook on Sunday night and spread rapidly, engulfing two neighboring structures at 4-6 Broad Street.
Both Broad Street structures were vacant and in the process of undergoing re-modeling, according to Kinderhook Fire Department Chief Peter Hunter.
Fire was rolling in the top floors of both buildings through the roof upon the fire department's arrival at around 5:30 p.m. The fire was intense and difficult to contain.
"If we had a windy night or a colder night, we probably would have lost half the village. Luckily we contained it," said Hunter.
Both structures were for up for rent, and 6 Broad Street is believed to have been rented with future restaurant plans, according to Hunter.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
About 50 fire fighters from the Kinderhook, Valatie, Chatham and Ghent Fire Departments worked to put out the fire.