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I’ve lived in a wood-heated home for over 40 years and, unfortunately, I’m no stranger to fires. Back in the ’70s, we had two fires in an old chimney that vented our pre-WWII Home Comfort cookstove. After the second episode, which...
Following this week’s one-acre brush fire on Upper Saranac Lake, state officials have issued a warning that fire danger in the Adirondack Park is “high.” State forest rangers blame the situation on warm, dry weather. According to...
While human lives are rarely lost in barn fires around here, animals often do perish. For a farmer, this is a terrible experience–not simply because of the financial impact but because of the emotional trauma. We develop an emotional...
News stories tagged with "fire"
Sep 26, 2007 — As we reported yesterday, low water levels and a shortage of rain have brought drought conditions to the region. There are showers in the forecast for the next few days, but fire officials are still concerned about dry conditions. yesterday, three small wild fires were burning in the Adirondack backcountry. Jonathan Brown reports. Go to full article
Aug 17, 2007 — An 11-year-old boy died Thursday morning in a fire that ripped through a duplex in Ticonderoga. Philip Frazier was taken to the Moses-Ludington Hospital but was later pronounced dead. The blaze also left two families homeless. As Jonathan Brown reports, several firefighters also suffered from smoke inhalation. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2007 — Investigators were on scene yesterday trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed most of the Jackrabbit Inn outside Lake Placid Sunday night. Firefighters from more than a half-dozen departments were called to the motel, on State Route 73, after a passing motorist saw smoke coming from the building. As Chris Knight reports, the blaze also consumed the motel owner's home. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
May 08, 2007 — State officials have raised the fire danger in the Adirondack North Country to "high." Local fire squads and forest rangers with the Department of Environmental Conservation have already battled more than a dozen brush fires from Altona in Clinton County to Argyle in Washington County. The biggest blaze burned fifty acres over the weekend in the Flat Rock State Forest in Clinton County. A fire on the summit of Cobble Mountain in Warren County drew more than fifty firefighters. Brian Mann checked in with forest ranger Captain John Streif, who says all open burning should stop until fire conditions change. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2007 — Recent high winds and relatively low humidity allowed a number of fires to spring up, mostly in the northwest corner of the North Country. A red flag warning, with a "no-burn" order, is in effect for St Lawrence County. Some residents ignored the order and fire departments dealt with 28 calls over the weekend and another 11 Monday. That's according to Craig Ballard, deputy director of the County's Emergency Services. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2007 — Downtown Carthage is trying to rebound from a fire that gutted half a block of the historic village five years ago. Today the site of the fire is a parking lot. Plans to build a nursing home there seem to have stalled. Carthage was a paper mill town for decades. Now it's being reborn as a bedroom community for the growing military population at Fort Drum. Martha Foley and David Sommerstein report. Go to full article
Jan 15, 2007 — Resolution of a bitter dispute over fire and rescue contracts between the Village of Saranac Lake and three surrounding towns may finally be nearing an end. At a special Friday night meeting, the village and town boards reached a compromise on more than a half-dozen issues the towns wanted addressed before they agreed to sign new contracts. As Chris Knight reports, fire department officials say they're relieved. Go to full article
Jan 04, 2007 — Three towns in the Adirondacks have been without full fire and rescue coverage since the start of the New Year. Officials from Harrietstown, Brighton and Santa Clara - all in Franklin County - have refused to sign new contracts with the Village of Saranac Lake. Some of the towns have criticized the village's decision to switch to an assessment-based formula for fire contracts while others have accused the village of failing to negotiate in good faith. As Chris Knight reports, local firefighters have been put in the middle of the dispute. Go to full article