OSWEGO, NY – A westside residence was heavily damaged by fire this afternoon.
The John Street home was fully-engulfed in flames shortly before 12:30 p.m.
It took firefighters about 10 minutes to knock down the fire, although some flames could
still be seen for a time after that.
There were no injuries reported.
Additional, off-duty, firefighters were called in to help battle the fire.
The Oswego Fire Department responded to the structure fire at 41 John St. at 12:23 p.m., Chief Jeff McCrobie said.
Upon arrival, crews reported smoke and fire coming from the downstairs of the single-family residence.
Flames were also impinging on the structure to the north, 39 John St., he added.
It took crews about 45 minutes to control the fire with the residence next door (39 John St.) suffering some minor damage.
Forty-one John St. had heavy smoke and fire damage.
One firefighter went to Oswego Hospital with a minor burn to the neck, the chief said, adding that he was treated and released.
The Red Cross was notified to assist the residents.
The fire is under investigation at this time by the City of Oswego Cause and Origin Team.
Also on scene was the Oswego County Mobil cascade system.
A call later this afternoon regarding a possible fire on McWhorter Street proved to be nothing substantial, authorities said. It was a small trash can fire, the chief explained.