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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

One Firefighter Death & One Firefighter Injured at Newark Valley NY Structural Fire 01.22.2013

A structure in Tioga County was gutted by a fast-moving fire.

The blaze on Chamberlain Road in the town of Newark Valley was reported around 10:45 Monday night.

About a half-dozen Tioga County fire departments battled the fire for several hours. Fire crews remained on the scene this morning.

At 12:10 a.m., Newark Valley called for all available crews from Campville. Newark Valley, Berkshire, Maine and Owego fire departments were also on the scene. Union Center was called later in the morning.

A request for a medical helicopter at approximately 11:40 p.m. was denied because of the weather. 

An Owego firefighter is dead and another was injured while battling a fire in Newark Valley. 

Owego Deputy Fire Chief Bob Williams said Owego firefighters Matthew Porcari and Daniel Gavin were in the building when the floor collapsed. Porcari died in the fire. Gavin was taken to Wilson Hospital with burns before being transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

State fire investigators were at the Owego Fire Department Tuesday morning.

(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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