Oswego Fire Department Tackles Structure Fire on East Bridge Street
The Oswego Fire Department was dispatched to a reported kitchen fire at 5:09 today (March 24) at 151 E. Bridge St., near East Ninth Street.
Fire crews arrived minutes later and reported heavy smoke showing from the second story, and an active fire in the rear of the two-family house.
Two people were home at the time of the fire, and were able to exit uninjured.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the main body of fire in the kitchen area, and went to work overhauling several hot spots.
According to Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie, “Considerable fire damage is evident in the kitchen area, and the rest of the upstairs apartment sustained heavy smoke and water damage.”
Crews had to cut holes in the roof of the structure to access some hidden pockets of fire.
The lower apartment sustained smoke and water damage during the blaze.
Chief McCrobie said, “There was no evidence of working smoke alarms in the upstairs apartment, and the occupants were very lucky to get out safely. If this fire had happened in the middle of the night, things could have been much worse.”
According to fire officials on the scene, the fire appears to be accidental, started in the kitchen, and is under investigation.
No injuries were reported, and all Oswego Fire Department crews were back in service by 9 p.m.
The Oswego Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Oswego County Fire Coordinator’s Office, the Oswego Police Department, National Grid, the Oswego County Mobile Cascade Unit. and Menter Ambulance.
The Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Department also assisted in covering alarms in the city while crews were busy at the fire.
The Oswego Fire Department wants to remind residents to check their homes for working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms should be installed inside of every bedroom, outside of every sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Those in need of smoke alarms can call the Oswego Fire Department at (315) 343-2161. Firefighters will visit your home and install smoke alarms free of charge.
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OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Fire Department crews responded to a structure fire at 151 E. Bridge St., near Garafolo’s.
The fire was reported around 5:09 p.m. today (March 24)