The American Red Cross is assisting a total of eight people from four families impacted by the overnight fire on East Broadway in Fulton.
Red Cross assistance typically includes funding for temporary housing, food and clothing as needed, and specially-trained Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help those affected deal with the emotional aspect of their disaster.
Affected families will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a long-term recovery plan.
FULTON – The Fulton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 312 E. Broadway around 1:30 a.m today (Jan. 9).
When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming out of the attic and rear roof section of the two-story wood frame apartment building. The building has multiple apartments.
All occupants reportedly were able to get out safe.
The residents are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Off duty firefighters were called in to help battle the blaze.
Chief Dave Eiffe and Assistant Chief Shane Laws were on the scene assuming command.
Units from Granby Center and Cody stood by at the Fulton Westside Station.
A unit from Volney stood by at the Fulton Eastside Station.
Also assisting were members of the Mexico Fire Department and the Oswego County Fire Coordinator’s Office.
The fire was under control within a short time. However, firefighters spent several hours checking for any fire extension.
There were no injuries to fire crews reported.
At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.