Oswego, NY – On Tuesday evening, the Oswego Fire Department responded to simultaneous structure fires.
At 7:03 p.m., Oswego City Fire Department responded to 200 Water Street for an odor investigation.
Upon arrival, the building manager met the Engine Company Officer at the door and stated there was a burning odor on the upper floors and that the elevator was suddenly out of order.
Fire department crews conducted an investigation, and found the burning odor was most prevalent on the fifth floor of the structure.
Fire department personnel continued to the upper and lower (North) roof of the building.
Fire crews immediately reported that there was a heavy smoke condition, and entered the elevator motor house to find the elevator pushing a heavy volume of smoke.
Concurrently, Oswego City Fire crews were dispatched to a second fire call for a fire alarm activation at 222 W. Seventh St.
Responding crews reported no occupants were home at the time of arrival.
Arriving crews found a light smoke condition and burnt food in the oven.
The fire department removed the burnt food and ventilated the structure.
Fire department personnel at 200 Water Street continued to investigate the motor house on top of the elevator shaft and found a seized motor unit, heavy smoke, and high heat conditions.
Concerned about possible combustion in the roof void spaces, as well as the size and occupancy of the building, investigating crews requested Oswego Fire Department’s Ladder Truck to the scene, to ladder the roof once they cleared the West Seventh Street alarm.
The responding truck company personnel were able to ladder the roof and assist in ventilation of the upper floors.
Oswego City Police Department assisted in traffic control.