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September 19, 2018

Garage Damaged By Fire


UPDATE:  The probable cause of the garage fire on November 28 at 128 Erie St. in the city of Oswego appears to be combustibles stored too close to a wood stove, according to Chief McCrobie.

OSWEGO, NY – At 4:57 a.m. today (November 28), the Oswego Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 128 Erie St.

128 Erie St. garage fire.

128 Erie St. garage fire. (OFD Photo)

First arriving units minutes later reported a detached garage at that address fully involved with heavy smoke and fire.

The fire was controlled within 10 minutes.

The fire was reported by a newspaper delivery person who phoned 911 as well as knocked on the door of the residence alerting the occupants.

There was no damage to the residence itself, but extensive damage to the garage.

“The distance from the street itself as well as a heavy fire load inside the garage made this challenging to the first responding units, as well as protecting the main exposure, that being the residence,” Chief Jeff McCrobie said.

There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation, he added.

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