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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: 04/13/21

Time: 1346

Incident: Structure Fire

Location: 825 Academy St., Upper apartment

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

Owner: Neighbors of Watertown

Companies responded to 825 Academy St in the City of Watertown, at 1346 hours for
a reported structure fire. First arriving companies found a small grease fire on the
stove in Apartment 2 on the 2nd floor. Fire had slightly extended to the range hood and
cabinets above the stove. Fire was extinguished and smoke was ventilated from the
building.
3 occupants of the apartment suffered smoke inhalation, 2 occupants were treated on
scene by WFD personnel and Guilfoyle and refused transport. 1 occupant was
transported to Samaritan Medical center by Guilfoyle Ambulance. Building was turned
over to Neighbors of Watertown and will be able to be re-occupied immediately.

Cause: Unattended cooking

Battalion Chief Chris Hayman


Watertown Fire Dept.