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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

FIRE NEWS: Fires In Campbell Hall, Staten Island, Golden Bridge, Auburn, New York State

Tinker Guild Tavern Fire - Auburn N.Y.:

AUBURN, N.Y. — The structure that housed Tinkers Guild on Franklin Street in Auburn was torn down Monday after a fire completely destroyed the building.

The fire was reported to the Cayuga County 911 service at 9:39 a.m. by a passerby. The caller reported heavy smoke coming from the tavern located on 78 Franklin St.

The Auburn Fire Department responded to the scene. AFD Chief Jeff Dygert said the responding duty chief reported smoke coming from all three floors of the structure. Crews attempted to battle the flames from the inside, but were forced to pull out because the fire had progressed too far, Dygert said.

Firefighters then battled the flames from the building's exterior. At that point, the blaze had engulfed the structure completely. Power lines in front of Tinker's also briefly caught fire when high winds swept the flames in that direction, but crews put them out immediately.

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Firehouse Fire - Golden Bridge, N.Y.:

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. — Firefighters in Goldens Bridge didn’t have to go far to fight a blaze Monday morning: It broke out in the Goldens Bridge firehouse.

An electrical fire heavily damaged the Goldens Bridge firehouse  and destroyed a 1943 brush truck, officials said.

Volunteers rushed to the building shortly after the 9:25 a.m. alarm went out and removed the firetrucks from the building. One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation in the rush to get the vehicles out of the two-story brick structure at 254 Waccabuc Road (Route 138). He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Within an hour, the fire was “knocked down” and Lewisboro Police Chief Frank Secret said Route 138 would be shut in the area for most of the day in the area of the firehouse. The department lost three of its seven pieces of apparatus: a rescue truck and two SUVs.

A fire commissioner and a volunteer were in the Route 138 firehouse when the blaze broke out around 9:20 a.m. The firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while moving apparatus out of the burning building.

Commission Chairman Ed Brancati said he was working out in the upstairs exercise room when he saw what appeared to be smoke coming from a radiator on the east wall. He and the firefighter, Mike Melillo, went to the boiler room to see if the furnace had malfunctioned.

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Three-Alarm Fire - Staten Island, N.Y.:  

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — More than 100 firefighters battled a large three-alarm blaze at a commercial strip on Staten Island Monday morning, according to the FDNY.

Flames broke out at a building at 131 Bennett St. in Port Richmond about 3 a.m., firefighters say. FDNY says 138 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze, which was brought under control at about 6 a.m.

No injuries were reported in the fire, but several other commercial and residential buildings nearby were evacuated.

Three-Alarm House Fire - Campbell Hall, N.Y.:   

CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. — A three-alarm house fire broke out Sunday afternoon February 23, 2014, near Middletown, New York  at 476 Scotchtown Road in Campbell Hall. The fire engulfed the entire second floor and roof. Firefighters from Campbell Hall, Salisbury Mills and Maybrook responded.  Upon inspection fire was found behind the fireplace and got everybody out of the house safely.

(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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