On arrival, firefighters encountered intense fire from a second-floor apartment. Firefighters made an initial search into the building after there was a report of a man living there. Firefighters withdrew when there were signs of impending collapse of the roof.
Two neighboring families were displaced briefly as firefighters were concerned for their safety given the proximity of the houses. Police officers sheltered residents at the police station until they were cleared to return. Once their home was clear of danger and protected from water from the fire coming into their building, they were allowed to return.
Oswego Fire and Police Departments were assisted at the scene by Menter Ambulance and the Oswego County Fire Coordinator’s Office as well as Scriba, Oswego Town, and Minetto Fire Departments. There were no reported injuries. West Bridge Street was closed between West 8th Street and Liberty but was later reopened.
The fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this fire should call Oswego Police at (315)342-8120.