Watertown multi-family home condemned following structure fire

Watertown multi-family home condemned following structure fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A multi-family home in Watertown has been condemned following a structure fire Saturday evening.

Just before 4 PM, crews were called to a fire at 371-375 East Flower Avenue, a three unit apartment house near the intersection of Franklin Street. Tenants were self evacuated from the building upon fire departments arrival.

Heavy smoke could be seen in the area as firefighters combated the blaze. Crews encountered high heat conditions as they advanced a hose line up to the second floor of the building for an aggressive attack.

Responders were able to knock down the fire quickly containing it to the floor of origin. Smoke continued to billow out the second story windows and roof as fire fighters worked from the inside.

Watertown Fire Department was assisted by Watertown Police and Guilfoyle Ambulance.

National Grid was also called to the scene to cut power to the building as crews worked.

There was extensive fire damage to the second floor of unit 371 and smoke and water damage to the first floor of the unit. There was minor damage to the other two units.

The building was condemned for occupancy by the Watertown Codes Department.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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