Main Content


Tupper Lake Makes Quick Work of Early Morning Blaze

By MARK PICERNO, Correspondent | May 08, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050820110

Tupper Lake, NY - Tupper Lake pagers woke up the volunteers of this small village at 2:47 A.M. on May 8th. Franklin County 911 had received numerous calls for a working fire on Lake Simond Road. Arriving units found the rear of a garage on fire and threatening a home close by. ETA 165 and Engine 163 deployed attack lines. While members began their initial attack, a 100-lb. propane tank vented, sending a super heated flame into some nearby trees, igniting them. The fire was knocked down and placed under control by Command. Franklin County Cause and Origin were requested to the scene. Piercefield VFD stood by the Tupper Lake Station and Tupper Lake EMS was on scene. The investigation is on-going. All units were back in service at 5:42 A.M.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.