Following fire in Brownville, fire fighters ask people to be mindful of fires they start

Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 9:32 PM EDT
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TOWN OF BROWNVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) -Several fires broke out Saturday, this one a waterfront cottage in the Town of Brownville.

It was around 6:30 PM when initial calls rolled in.

The fire was at 12399 Road 472 along Guffin Bay.

Officials say a stump was on fire and it caught the home ablaze.

The homeowners were able to water it down with a hose and officials say it was put out quickly.

Fire crews ask that people be mindful of the wind when burning anything outside.

“I mean, it’s a windy day. People gotta keep that in mind when doing outdoor burns. Watch that wind. Doesn’t take much to carry ash a little ways and start problems further down the road,” said Brownville Fire Department’s District Chief Ryan McIntosh.

Officials say the home only sustained minor damages.

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