Quick Response Limits Damage to Vacant Endicott Motel
By DAVID ABELL, Correspondent | April 20, 2020 | NEW YORK
Story No. 042320100
Photo by D. Hitt, Through the Smoke PhotographyQuint 25 and FI1
Photo by D. Hitt, Through the Smoke PhotographyEndicott Captain Paul Higgins, West Corners Chief Jeff Hontz, Endicott Chief Griswold (L-R)
Photo by D. Hitt, Through the Smoke Photography
West Endicott, NY-On Monday, afternoon, April 20th, the Endicott Career Fire Department was requested to a West Main St. vacant motel to assist West Endicott Fire Department for smoke in the building. The Broome County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police patrols noticed smoke while in the area investigating suspicious activity.
Upon Chief 25’s arrival, he reported a working fire and requested the first due engine to obtain a water supply. Quint 25, with a crew of four, hit the hydrant and laid in a supply line. The crew pulled a hand line and made an aggressive interior attack. The fire was put out within a matter of minutes and kept to the room of origin.
West Endicott and West Corners Fire crews assisted with traffic control, searching the building for occupants, ventilation and checking for fire extension. NYSEG arrived on scene to make sure the utilities were secured. Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc. stood by on scene.
There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation by Broome County Office of Emergency Services Bureau of Fire Investigation.
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