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A Franklin County fire policeman stands in the middle of Church Street after the fatal fire. Photo: Chis Knightm courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
A Franklin County fire policeman stands in the middle of Church Street after the fatal fire. Photo: Chis Knightm courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Follow-up to a fatal fire in Saranac Lake

More than a week after an elderly woman died in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Saranac Lake, investigators are still working to determine what caused the blaze.

Meanwhile, the death of Rose Schoonmaker, who was 91, has prompted managers of the DeChantal Apartments to take a closer look at their fire safety protocols and evacuation procedures.  Go to full article

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Students held an impromptu service to honor the Gunnison Memorial Chapel on Monday. Photo: Zach Hirsch.
Students held an impromptu service to honor the Gunnison Memorial Chapel on Monday. Photo: Zach Hirsch.

TAUNY to award Gunnison bell ringers

On Sunday, TAUNY will be holding its 21st annual Salute to North Country Legends at the Best Western in Canton. One of the three groups that will receive an award is the Gunnison Memorial Chapel Bell Ringers.

TAUNY had already chosen the bell ringers, before the recent fire that burned the Gunnison spire. Here's TAUNY's Varick Chittenden, offering a little insight into how the organization came to its decision. He's speaking with Zach Hirsch at an impromptu gathering on Monday, where students in the background rang their mini-cowbells in honor of the chapel.  Go to full article
The blaze early Sunday morning, as captured by a SLU student. Photo: Madeleine Young, courtesy St. Lawrence University
The blaze early Sunday morning, as captured by a SLU student. Photo: Madeleine Young, courtesy St. Lawrence University

Fire damages historic SLU steeple

UPDATE: St. Lawrence University officials confirm this morning that the fire-damaged steeple of Gunnison Memorial Chapel has fallen.

A festive weekend in Canton was marred early Sunday morning by a fire that severely damaged the steeple and bell tower of St. Lawrence University's historic chapel. No one was injured.  Go to full article
Lightning strikes triggered fire on Lyon Mountain. Photo: Mountain Lake PBS
Lightning strikes triggered fire on Lyon Mountain. Photo: Mountain Lake PBS

Lightning strike knocks out regional PBS station

Mountain Lake PBS, one of the North Country's biggest public television outlets, was off the air in many areas this morning because of a transmitter fire on the summit of Lyon Mountain in the Adirondacks.

The fire began Tuesday night after lightning struck transformers near the broadcast tower on the peak in Clinton County.  Go to full article
Crews containing a forest fire along the tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake last summer. Photo: <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Crews containing a forest fire along the tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake last summer. Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Why there's a burn ban for the next week

The snowy, cold early spring has quickly given way to wildfire season. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation cautions people against residential brush burning and other outdoor fires.  Go to full article
Votive candles.Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/paullew/">Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Natural Selections: Flames

What is a flame? Why is it shaped like that? How does it keep going? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager answer some burning questions about rapid oxidation.  Go to full article

Wet weather only temporary reprieve from wildfire danger

It's wildfire season in the North Country...the period between mid-March and mid-May, when the snow's mostly gone but fields and grass haven't greened up yet. Almost half of the state's approximately 2300 annual wildfires usually happen during this period--so officials encourage people to take extra precautions, and forbid brush-burning during this time.  Go to full article
Massena Vol. Fire Dept. tanker en route to fire at the Massena West Alcoa plant. Photo: Still from Youtube video by John Michaud III
Massena Vol. Fire Dept. tanker en route to fire at the Massena West Alcoa plant. Photo: Still from Youtube video by John Michaud III

Some areas still closed to investigators at Alcoa West

State fire investigators and the Alcoa corporation are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out at the Alcoa West plant near Massena Thursday.

Alcoa spokeswoman Laurie Marr says investigators were able to start looking closely at the cast house, where the fire took place on Friday.  Go to full article

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