Garage fire at an Ogdensburg nursing home contained

Updated: Nov. 15, 2020 at 10:39 PM EST
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OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - A fire at the United Helpers Nursing Home campus in Ogdensburg has been contained.

A call came in around 4:15 PM Sunday for a structure fire on State Highway 68.

Members of the Ogdensburg Fire Department arrived on scene within three minutes to a working fire with heavy flames showing.

Fire officials tell 7 News that the fire was contained to the three-stall maintenance garage attached to the nursing home.

Officials say this initial knockdown saved the building from worse damage as well as damage to the main nursing home. The outside walls and roof of the garage and laundry room received major fire and water damage.

The nursing home received heat damage to the siding and windows.

There was some smoke in the main part of the building that was quickly vented out. One staff member was transported Claxton Hepburn Medical Center and two other were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation issues.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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