Basement fire extinguished

RAINBOW LAKE – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in a basement at 22 Deer Lane Friday night.

The Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at 10:57 p.m. Friday, and 10 members and four trucks responded. Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake firefighters also responded to the scene.

Firefighters knocked down the fire, and volunteers said there was only fire damage in the basement, but there was smoke damage throughout the house.

A Saranac?Lake fire department spokesperson said the fire started in a garbage can in the basement.

PSGVFD firefighters were back in service at 12:36 a.m. Saturday.