Fire destroys home, three vehicles in Ogdensburg
This house and a vehicle are fully engulfed in flames at the Tuesday blaze on Washington Street in the City of Ogdensburg. Photo courtesy of Ogdensburg Fire Department.OGDENSBURG — A fire destroyed a home and multiple vehicles Tuesday afternoon, according to Ogdensburg Professional Firefighters Local 1799.
The blaze was reported around 3:20 p.m. and Ogdensburg Fire, Ogdensburg Rescue and CC9 were dispatched to Washington Street for a report of a structure fire as well as two vehicles on fire.
Shift 2 under the command of Captain McCormick responded with 5 personnel in Engine 3 and Quint 1.
Upon leaving the apparatus bay Captain McCormick radioed central dispatch alerting them Ogdensburg Fire units were out of service and immediately called for an all call of all of duty personnel as well as Heuvelton/Morristown Fire to the scene with Engines and man power.
Crews were met with a fully engulfed structure, two vehicles outside and one inside the structure on fire, officials said. The neighboring home was also beginning to catch fire.
Crews used two hand lines to make a strong push to extinguish and protect the neighboring home containing the fire to the structure of origin.
“During the initial push with only a crew of 5, members of your Ogdensburg professional firefighters local 1799 were met with a heavy volume of fire, multiple explosions, and multiple structures involved,” fire officials said. “With the actions of the initial crew we take great pride in containing the fire to the structure of origin and not allowing it to spread to neighboring homes.”
Ogdensburg fire was assisted on scene by the Ogdensburg Police Department, Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, and received support from Morristown Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary as well as members of Stronger Together.
“It is our great pleasure to extend our thanks and gratitude to the members of the Heuvelton Vol FD and the Morristown Vol FD for their assistance and dedication to not only their respective communities but to ours as well,” officials said. “We also extend our thanks to the members of the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad as well as the Ogdensburg Police Department. We all truly function as one team.”