ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A motorcycle that caught fire in an Alden garage drew the response of an unlikely trio — a neighbor, an Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy and an volunteer firefighter.
What sounds like the beginning of a bar joke actually is a story that saved an Alden homeowner’s garage and more, although the motorcycle is likely a total loss. Reports of the fire called into police drew the response of the deputy, who immediately used a fire extinguisher from his vehicle. It also drew a nearby volunteer firefighter and neighbor who each added in personal extinguishers, which paired together doused the flames.
Firefighters who arrived soon after confirmed the fire had been extinguished and determined a mechanical failure on the motorcycle likely led to the fire.