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Friday, October 16, 2015

Two-Alarm Structure Fire Johnson City, New York 10.15.2015

(Johnson City, NY) A two-alarm fire broke out Thursday evening at 73 Baldwin St. in Johnson City at 06:30 p.m.. The blaze occurred near Wilson Hospital across the street from Brozetti's Pizza.  Five fire departments with their fire crews responded to a structure fire.
Heavy smoke billowed from the structure while authorities bustled around the building, fighting to put the fire out. The building was vacant, which slowed fire fighters down as they tried to gain entry. In total, it took two hours for crews to extinguish the blaze. At one point, all crews were ordered to evacuate the building because the fire had crept into the walls.

“It was bad inside,” Fire Chief Jacyna said. “It’s an older building so it has balloon construction — the walls have voids — so when the fire was put out in one room it ended up in another room.”
Five crews responded-- Johnson City, Vestal, Endicott, Binghamton and Prospect Terrace. Crews worked on the fire for almost two hours.
There were no injuries and no confirmed reports of occupants inside, Fire Chief  Jacyna said. 
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.   

(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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