Save the date! August 28th The Friendship Festival is back! This year we are featuring all kinds of artists for the We ❤️ ArtCS festival! There are so many ways to participate in the festival! •Volunteer •Be a vendor (Crafts, services, food, art, etc) •Exhibit your art…for free! •Get the word out about your non for profit or youth organization …for free!
This event is only as good as, WE the community make it. If you are interested in participating please email Ravena.FriendshipFestival@yahoo.com ... See MoreSee Less
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.323793959242335&type=3At approximately 8:30 p.m. On Tuesday, June 29th, Ravena as well as Coeymans fire were dispatch to 85 Woodlawn Drive for a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, Chiefs found heavy smoke coming from the roof area and a signal 30 was transmitted for extra resources from New Baltimore and Coeymans Hollow. The first arriving engine from Ravena was able to knock down the fire in 5 minutes. The damage to the house was minimal. The investigations as to how the fire started were ongoing at the scene, but most likely due to the immense amount of lightning in the area, and that the chimney was blown into the yard after a loud crash, the most likely conclusion is the house was struck by lightning. There were no injuries reported on the scene and the Red Cross was not contacted. Crews started to pack up after about 45 minutes on the scene. ... See MoreSee Less
Fire crews were dispatched to 85 Woodlawn Dr in Ravena around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, for reports of smoke coming from the chimney and flames coming from the roof of the home.
Deputy Chief Kevin Phillips of Ravena Fire arrived on the scene and transmitted a signal 30, indicating a working structure fire.
“Upon arrival I found heavy smoke coming from the roof area,” Phillips said. “It appeared that the homeowners were knocking the fire down with a garden hose.”
He says the crew from Ravena Fire’s first arriving engine made a quick knockdown of the fire, making the damage minimal.
The fire was knocked down within the first five to 10 minutes.
“The rest of the time was just checking for extension--pulling ceilings and cutting the roof up to make sure it didn’t travel anywhere else.
Ravena, Coeymans, Coeymans Hollow and New Baltimore fire departments were on the scene with Ravena Rescue, Albany County Paramedics, Coeymans Police and Albany County Sheriff’s.
Phillips says the bulk of the damage was confined to the attic area and the two bedrooms below the attic area where the fire originated.
Several bricks were found scattered in the grass which were not knocked off by firefighters.
With the severe thunderstorms in the area at the time of the fire and the scattered bricks, the investigation determined the cause of the fire was a lightning strike to the area of the chimney on the roof of the home, according to Phillips.
There was one person inside the home at the time of the lightning strike and fire and was uninjured.