Fire breaks out at Watertown duplex

Live report on fire on Watertown's Mill Street
Published: May. 8, 2023 at 11:53 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Crews were at the scene of a fire at a Watertown duplex late Monday morning.

The fire at 522 and 524 Mill Street was called in shortly after 11 a.m.

The duplex apartment was unoccupied with authorities saying the last tenant residing there left on May 1.

Mill Street was shut down between Main and Lynde streets.

Crews on the scene said they did not find anyone inside.

Watertown City Fire Chief Matt Timerman said one firefighter was taken to Samaritan Medical Center for treatment of minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Watertown fire and police personnel were at the scene, along with Guilfoyle Ambulance and the Fort Drum Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to the city, the property is owned by Cielo Properties of 221 Mullin Street.