Submitted by Jacob Ryan
On 01/06/2016 at 0928 – The Yorkville Fire Department along with Whitesboro Fire (1 Engine to the scene) and New York Mills Fire Department (1 Engine to standby at their station) was dispatched to a reported Structure Fire with entrapment at 2201-2203 Whitesboro Street the Village of Yorkville.
Upon Engine 7’s arrival (A/C N. Morosco) a 2 1/2 story Type 5 with heavy fire on the second floor on the 1, 2, and 4 sides. A/C N. Morosco assumed Incident Command.
The balance of the second alarm was transmitted which brought New York Mills Fire to the scene with 1 Engine Company, New Hartford Fire was dispatched for a FAST to the scene, Maynard Fire was dispatched to standby at Yorkville’s Station. Engine 7 stretched a blitz line and started to make a knock on the fire.
Truck 1 (Chief J. Morosco) arrived on the scene and laddered the building Whitesboro Engine 3 (A/C Montana) arrived a short time after. Command assigned their crew to stretch an attack line to the 3 side and attempt to make a search of the second floor. Their crew made it to the second floor where they were met with Heavy Fire and Heat Conditions. The I/C ordered the evacuation of all interior crews.
The attack then went to a defensive operation. The I/C requested a Third Alarm which brought Maynard Fire to the Scene with an Engine Company, New Hartford Fire to the scene with an Engine Company. Willowvale Fire to the scene with an Engine Company, and Deerfield Fire to standby at the Yorkville Station. Also a special call for Utica Fire Department’s Tower 2 and Engine 1 to the Scene was made at this time.
Blitz Fire lines, Hand lines, and Master Streams were placed into operation. Once the fire was darkened down crews made a primary search of the structure which was negative. Crews then began the overhaul process. The Secondary Search also was negative. The Yorkville Fire Department would like to thank all of the Mutual Aid Companies who assisted in this Incident.
The Mutual Aid Companies who operated at the Incident or standing by at stations are; Whitesboro Fire Department, New York Mills Fire Department, New Hartford Fire Department, Utica Fire Department, Maynard Fire Department, Deerfield Fire Department, Willowvale Fire Company, Oriskany Fire Department, Oneida County Car 271, and Clinton Fire Department.
There were no reported injuries to the Firefighters or Occupants of the dwelling. Great team work by all companies involved.
The Cause of the Fire is still under Investigation. The Fire is being investigated by the Yorkville Fire Department, Yorkville Police Department, New York State Police, Utica Fire Department, Oneida County Cause and Origin Team
The Yorkville Fire Department would also like to thank the Yorkville Highway Department, Kunkel Ambulance NYS DOT, Centro Bus, and the Red Cross for supporting our efforts at the fire.