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Gunnison Memorial Chapel’s steeple came tumbling down around 5 am this windy morning. St. Lawrence University chief facilities officer Dan Seaman says security personnel were on site through last night. He said the steeple was swaying...
A festive weekend in Canton was marred early Sunday morning by a fire that caused heavy damage to the Gunnision Chapel steeple on the St. Lawrence University campus. The fire broke out shortly after 5am, when fire crews from around the area were...
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. ...
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"
Jan 27, 2004 — Patients returned to Elizabethtown's community hospital on Monday, following a weekend fire that forced evacuation of the west wing. Emergency officials say the blaze may have been triggered by a failed piece of equipment in one of the rooms. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
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Dec 09, 2003 — Fire officials are keeping their eyes peeled for hot-spots from Sunday night's blaze that destroyed part of a downtown block in the village of Theresa in Jefferson County. The cause is still under investigation. The fire gutted the old post office, an old hotel built in the late 1800s, and threatened an existing bar and grill. Martha Foley talks with village mayor Ron Trickey, who declared a state of emergency so one of the buildings could be demolished immediately. Go to full article
Sep 16, 2003 — Since last year, the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canada border near Massena has been plagued by a rash of suspicious fires. No one has been injured, but dozens of buildings have been torched, some several times. New York state police, Ontario provincial police, and tribal police are investigating the incidents. David Sommerstein talked with Frank Lacerenza, chief of the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department. He says the arsonists haven't restricted their acts to one part of the reservation. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2002 — A state prison worker died Monday while fighting a forest fire near Lake George. 51-year-old John Hart was supervising an inmate fire crew. As Brian Mann reports, Hart was working on the Sleeping Beauty Fire, near Lake George, which grew over the weekend to more than fifty acres. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Joseph Kennedy, a New York state forest ranger, about the science--and the dangers--of wildfires. More than twenty blazes are now burning across the region. Go to full article
Aug 22, 2002 — Jefferson county fire crews are fighting what they call a small but stubborn forest fire near the town of Oxbow the northern part of the county. Jefferson county deputy fire director Greg Brunell says the fire started ten days ago when a property owner failed to fully extinguish a campfire. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Aug 21, 2002 — Wildfires continued to grow on Tuesday, with forest rangers and volunteer fire crews battling a major blaze in the town of Johnsburg. The state continued to build its fire-fighting forces, adding army helicopters and re-enforcements from out of state. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Aug 14, 2002 — Ground fires at Fort Drum are causing residents north and east of the army base to complain of smoke and brown skies. David Sommerstein reports state officials have fielded calls from towns throughout St. Lawrence County. Go to full article