WFD Update: Academy Street fire

Date: 11/06/2022

Time: 10:47 hrs.

Incident: Structure Fire

Location: 935 Academy St. Watertown, NY

Companies Responding: E-1, E-2, E-3, T-1, R-1, Chief 3

The City of Watertown Fire Department responded to a structure fire in a duplex apartment building. Engine 2 first on scene found the occupants were outside the home and the first-floor apartment was filled with smoke. Engine 2 extinguished the fire in a first-floor bedroom. Truck and Rescue cleared smoke from the building. Engine 3 searched the upstairs apartment. The fire was controlled, and smoke cleared out quickly with damage to the bedroom only. The apartment will be re-occupied after repairs are made and no injuries were reported.

Currently, the cause is under investigation.

Assistance provided at the scene by Watertown Police, Guilfoyle Ambulance and Watertown Code Enforcement.

Fort Drum Fire Department requested to the scene and were cancelled prior to arrival.

Battalion Chief
Andrew Denney



American Red Cross Aids Four After Watertown Fire

WATERTOWN, NY — Volunteers from the Central and Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to four people after a fire Sunday on Academy Street in Watertown, Jefferson County.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to three adults and a 6-year-old child. Volunteers also offered emotional support. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.


The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in Central & Northern New York. Please visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.

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