Fire Damages Port City Home

UPDATE:  The cause of the house fire yesterday (Feb. 7), is still under investigation by the City of Oswego Cause and Origin Team.

Oswego City Firefighters responded at 12:56 p.m. to 86 Tallman St. and encountered smoke and fire coming from the residence.

A family dog perished in the fire as the house suffered extensive smoke, fire and water damage, according to Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie.

The family cat appears to have escaped from the house, he added.

Original article below

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 12:55 p.m. today (Feb. 7), Oswego City Police responded along with the Oswego City Fire Department to a confirmed structure fire at 86 Tallman St.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The residence sustained heavy fire, smoke, and water damage.

A Disaster Action Team from the American Red Cross of Central New York responded to a residential fire at 86 Tallman St. in Oswego late this afternoon.

There was extensive damage to the single-family home, which left a family of two adults and one child homeless.

The Red Cross is providing assistance.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under joint investigation by members of the Oswego City Fire and Police departments.

Further information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

Oswego Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 315-342-8120.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Departments tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]