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Power back on in Turin following overnight fire

Updated: Apr. 1, 2021 at 8:16 AM EDT
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TURIN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Residents in the village of Turn are being asked to conserve water after a large fire at an empty building overnight.

Electricity was out for about 250 customers in the village and surrounding area for several hours because of the fire. Power was restored around mid-morning Thursday.

The call come in around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews worked to protect surrounding homes.

State Route 26 was still closed around 11:30 p.m. between Potters Corners on Route 12D and West Road. It was still closed as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Turin Mayor Josh Leviker tells 7 News the building, at the corner of East Main Street and State Route 26, was built in the 1800s. It had been condemned for at least a decade and had no power to it.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has issued a conserve water notice for the village until further notice.

The South Lewis middle and high school campus was closed for the day because of the water shortage.

Fire crews from Turin, Lowville, Boonville, Martinsburg, Constableville, Port Leyden, and Lyons Falls responded.

State police and National Grid were also on the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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