Gouverneur firefighters quickly knock down chimney blaze

wwny Gouverneur firefighters quickly knock down chimney blaze

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (WWNY) - Gouverneur firefighters made quick work of a chimney fire in the village Wednesday afternoon, but the home got damaged.

Crews were called out to 164 Clinton Street.

The fire chief tells us his team knows the fire hydrants on that end of the village don't produce good enough pressure to use to fight fires, so they made alternate plans as soon as they arrived on scene.

Crews confined the fire and kept damage minimal.

"It was a quick knock down probably within the first five minutes we had the fire under control. The hydrants did not hinder our operations at all. We put down a porter tank in front of the engine and the tankers dropped the water in the porter tank for us. We never ran out of water once," said Chief Tom Conklin.

The owner of the home, Doug McPherson, tells 7 news that no one is living in the home but crews are working on gutting it out. He credits the fire department’s fast response to saving the home.

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