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Fire Damages Apartment Building In Port City

OSWEGO, NY – At 3:55 p.m. Monday, the Oswego Fire Department responded to a fire at 157 W. Third St.

Upon investigation a fire was discovered in an upstairs apartment.

Smoke, fire and water damage was confined to that apartment, according to Fire Chief Jeff McCrobe.

Believed to be a 12-unit apartment house, some were occupied at the time and all residents were able to exit on their own, the chief added.

Fire crews were on the scene for about two hours.

The cause appears to be electrical and is still under investigation by the City of Oswego Cause and Origin Team.

Several pets were also removed from the residences.

Red Cross disaster volunteers are helping a resident.

The Disaster Action Team responds to local residential emergencies and disasters such as fire. It is a group of volunteers trained in administering to the needs of victims of disasters.