Vacant Oswego House Damaged By Fire

Cause is under investigation (OFD Photo)

West Bridge Street fire
West Bridge Street fire (OFD Photo)

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m.
Oswego firefighters responded to a fire in a two-story vacant house on West Bridge Street a little before 7 a.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes of the call from a neighbor reporting a fire in the area.

On arrival, firefighters encountered intense fire from a second-floor apartment.

Firefighters made an initial search into the building after there was a report of a man living there.

Cause is under investigation (OFD Photo)

Firefighters withdrew when there were signs of impending collapse of the roof.

Two neighboring families were displaced briefly as firefighters were concerned for their safety given the proximity of the houses.

Police officers sheltered residents at the police station until they were cleared to return.

Once their home was clear of danger and protected from water from the fire coming into their building, they were allowed to return.

Oswego Fire and Police departments were assisted at the scene by Menter Ambulance and the Oswego County Fire Coordinator’s Office as well as Scriba, Oswego Town and Minetto fire departments.

There were no reported injuries.

West Bridge Street remained closed between West Eighth Street and Liberty Street. It reopened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Crews are working to reopen the street soon.

The fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this fire should call Oswego Police at (315)342-8120.


OSWEGO, NY – Firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant house on West Bridge Street, between Lathrop and Northwest Ninth streets, early this morning (Feb. 11).

It was reported at 6:50 a.m.

The two-story structure, at 123 W. Bridge St., was fully involved when crews arrived.

Firefighters contained the blaze quickly.

There was some major damage to the roof and second floor of the structure.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause is under investigation.

Check back later for updates.