Fire extensively damaged two homes in the village of Adams Saturday afternoon.
The fire apparently started inside 24 Grange Avenue around 1:30 pm, but then jumped to a neighboring house.
"The houses on this street are close," said Bob Simpson of the Adams fire department. "As you can see, it's a very narrow street and things are really tight here."
Firefighters battled to keep the blaze confined to the two structures and not spread further.
"It was very scary, I could have lost some very good friends," said Anthony Mays, who lives near by.
One person was treated at the scene for a fire-related injury.
Jason Silsby and his family lived in one of the homes damaged by fire.
"It happened in a matter of minutes," Silsby said. "I looked out my door and the next thing I knew, the side of my house was on fire."
The family planned to stay with family and friends while they figure out what to do next.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Watertown, NY
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