Fire destroys Sackets Harbor restaurant

Sackets Harbor Anchor fire

SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (WWNY) - Fire consumed a downtown Sackets Harbor business overnight.

Emergency crews were called to the Sackets Harbor Anchor bar and restaurant on West Main Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday. The flames spread quickly and were seen shooting through the roof of the business a half hour into the response.

Officials say the building was too dangerous to enter, so firefighters attacked the flames from outside. A nearby hotel, Harbor House Inn, was evacuated as a precaution.

Jefferson County deputy fire coordinator Joe Simpson tells 7News there have been no injuries, and officials don’t believe anyone was in the building when the fire started.

Fire investigators are working to uncover the cause. County Emergency Services Director Joe Plummer said early Tuesday morning that the fire didn’t appear suspicious.

Sackets Harbor Anchor fire
Sackets Harbor Anchor fire (Source: wwny)

“Crews did a great job protecting the neighboring structures,” Plummer said. "To the right of the building was a building that butts right up to this one. They were able to prevent any damage to that building and any of the surrounding buildings. "

West Main Street was temporarily closed to traffic and National Grid workers were called to the scene to assess damage to nearby power lines.

Members of the Sackets Harbor Fire Department were assisted by a number of area fire agencies, including the Town of Watertown, Brownville, Smithville, and Adams Center.

In the video are images from when firefighters were battling the blaze and live shots of what it looks like Tuesday morning.

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