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Three-Apartment House Fire in Adams Goes to Third-Alarm

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ADAMS, NY - At 11:40 P.M. on June 28th, Adams Fire Department was dispatched with automatic mutual aid from Adams Center and Lorraine Fire to 15 North Main Street in the Village of Adams for a structure that was located across the street from the fire station.  

Chief 1-0-3, Robert J. Simpson, upon turning the corner, confirmed a working fire in a two-story residence with heavy fire showing from the second-floor rear and immediately requested a second-alarm, bringing Belleville, Mannsville-Manor Fire and South Jefferson Rescue Squad to the scene. A patrol from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office assisted in confirming that all residents were out of the house. 

Crews advanced (two) one-and-three-quarter-inch hand lines from Engine 1-4-1 and discovered three separate apartments with excessive items inside, making locating the fire difficult. Command quickly upgraded the incident to a third-alarm, bringing Smithville and Rodman Fire to the scene. A third one-and-three-quarter-inch line was stretched to cover the side 'D' exposure with a fourth one-and-three-quarter-inch line from Engine 1-4-2 on Institute Street advanced to the rear of the structure.  

The Jefferson County Office of Fire and Emergency Management Cause and Origin Team responded to determine the cause. Adams Chiefs 1-0-1, 1-0-2 and 1-0-3, Engines 1-4-1 and 1-4-2, Rescue 1-6-1, Squad 1-7-2 and Truck 1-8-1, responded with units from Adams Center, Lorraine, Belleville Mannsville-Manor, Smithville and Rodman Fire, South Jefferson Rescue Squad, the Jefferson County Office of Fire and Emergency Management, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and National Grid.  

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