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Fire Damages Oswego Home

Update as of 5/11/13 – 9:10 a.m.:

All Oswego City Police and Fire Department personnel have cleared the scene of an overnight structure fire at 215 Duer St.

No injuries were reported however the single family residence sustained heavy fire, water and smoke damage.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is being investigated by the Oswego City Cause and Origin Team, which is made up of members of both the Fire and Police Department.

Oswego City Police are asking that anyone who may have information regarding the fire to contact them at 315-342-8120.

Any individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW

OSWEGO, NY – At 1:17 a.m. today (May 11) the Oswego Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 215 Duer St. on the east side of the city.

First arriving crews reported a fully involved structure fire with heavy smoke and flames.

The fire was reported by a neighbor.

About 15 minutes into the incident all interior crews were pulled from the structure due to deteriorating conditions.

“This two-story woodframe construction house got a good head start on the first arriving crews and despite their efforts we had to pull them from the house. Heavy fire spread as well as the integrity of the house were a major concern, as well as the power line to the house which had popped off and was live on the ground,” said Jeff McCrobie, fire chief. “Our crews are still on the scene as well as the City of Oswego Cause and Origin Team has begun its investigation.”