UPDATE 3:50 p.m.
The Oswego Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire early Saturday morning at 36 Dublin St., just off of West Utica Street.
The fire was reported to Oswego County 911 by a neighbor just prior to 6:30 a.m., who stated smoke and flames were visible.
Oswego Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene minutes later and found the rear of 36 Dublin St. involved in heavy flames.
Due to the heavy fire conditions, the home being vacant, and being placarded with an unsafe building sign, fire officials used defensive operations – keeping all personnel out of the structure during firefighting activities.
Personnel used several handlines and an elevated master stream from a ladder truck to get the fire under control, which took nearly three hours.
The vacant home at 36 Dublin St. sustained heavy damage throughout, while another vacant house at 34 Dublin St. received moderate damage due the close proximity of the structures.
A storage shed on an adjoining property also received minor heat damage.
Dublin Street was closed until about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, as crews searched for hot spots.
The Oswego City Cause and Origin team was also on the scene conducting the fire investigation.
The Oswego Fire Department wants to thank the Oswego Police Department for their assistance in evacuating the neighboring houses quickly.
OFD crews were also aided by officials from the Oswego County Fire Coordinators Office, National Grid, and the Oswego County Mobile Cascade Unit.
There were no injuries reported during the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Fire Department crews have been operating at a structure fire at 36 Dublin St.
The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. Saturday (August 23).
The fire is under control now; but it destroyed the vacant structure and caused significant damage to the neighboring house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.