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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Firefighters Battle Major Fire in Frankfort N.Y. at Union Fork and Hoe Building 08.01.2012

FRANKFORT (CNY Central News)-- A fire broke out at the former Union Fork and Hoe in a building between East Main Street and Industrial Drive in the Village of Frankfort.  As of  5:30 pm Wednesday the fire had jumped to a third building.  Flames were still shooting twenty to thirty feet into the air.  More than a dozen fire departments from across the Mohawk Valley were on the scene trying to extinguish the fire and protect other buildings.


FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - At least 30 departments respond to Frankfort fire.

It's been a part of the culture in Frankfort for decades and on Wednesday afternoon, a fire changed the skyline of the village forever.

Late Wednesday evening crews from more than 20 different fire departments remained on the scene of the former Union Tools factory on Industrial Drive. Flames tore through the former factory right around two Wednesday afternoon.

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Several fire agencies are working to battle an enormous structure fire at the former Union Fork and Hoe building in the Village of Frankfort. Emergency response workers on the scene say that nobody has been injured and nobody was inside the vacant building at the time.

Officials reported there are no chemicals in the building. No evacuations are taking place at this time.

Union Fork and Hoe is between East Main Street and Industrial Drive in the Village of Frankfort.

The call came in just before 2:00 p.m. and smoke could be seen billowing from the factory from hilltops in the City of Utica. At least a dozen fire departments were called to the scene, including tankers. Some as far away as Remsen and Willowvale were called in.

The fire appeared to be in a building in the rear of the complex, in "Building 8."

Crews battle blaze at former Union Fork & Hoe in Frankfort

 Crews battle fire at Union Fork and Hoe - YNN, Your News Now

UPDATE 08.02.2012

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (YNN) -- It was a long 24 hours for fire crews in the Village of Frankfort. Almost a full day after fire sparked at the former Union Fork and Hoe Company, the buildings continued to smolder.
"Throughout the night, we had a couple crews down here. They continued throughout the night to put out hot spots and flare ups that they had throughout the scene here. We're still putting out the hot spots," said Matthew Palumbo, assistant fire chief for the Frankfort Fire Department.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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