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CITY OF WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT

224 SOUTH MASSEY STREET


WATERTOWN, NEW YORK 13601
OFFICE: 315-785-7800
FAX: 315-785-1821

Press Release

To: News Media

Attention: News Desk

Date: 04/04/2021

Time: 1920Hrs

Incident: Structure Fire, Exterior Porch

Location: 217 E. Main St, Watertown NY 13601

Companies Responding: Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Truck 1 and Chief 3

Owner: Betsy Regan, Landlord

Situation found: Exterior porch on the side of a 3-apartment house was heavily
damaged by fire and the entire house was filled with smoke. All occupants were able
to get out of the house without injury. Fire Department units arrived on scene and
quickly extinguished the fire, which was contained to the porch, exterior siding and a
very minor portion of the first-floor kitchen. Crews worked to remove smoke from all
apartments and then began an investigation into the cause. Watertown Police,
Guilfoyle Ambulance and Watertown Code Enforcement assisted on scene. The
building remains occupied by the tenants.

Cause: Carelessly discarded cigarette

Battalion Chief Andrew Denney