WFD Update: Fire at 302 Central St.

Date: 3 Nov 22

Time: 0804 hrs.

Incident: Structure Fire

Location: 302 Central St.

Companies Responding: E1, E2, E3, T1, R1, Chief 3

Owner: Amanda Mayne

Situation Found: City Fire units were dispatched to a report of a possible structure fire with smoke coming from several windows. Units arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor. Extinguishment was achieved with an interior fire attack while the second and first floors were searched for possible occupants. The occupant of the second floor (fire apartment) was not home at the time of the fire.

The first-floor occupant evacuated safely. The second floor received major damage from fire, smoke and water. The first floor received water damage only.

Both occupants have been displaced and were being assisted by American Red Cross for housing. No injuries were sustained by emergency personnel or occupants.

Cause: Under Investigation by City of Watertown Fire Investigators

Remarks: Assistance at the scene was provided by City PD, Guilfoyle Ambulance,
American Red Cross, City DPW, City Codes, National Grid. Town of Watertown FD was placed on stand by for a Ladder Truck in their station.

Battalion Chief
Ronald Wareham

American Red Cross Aids Three After Watertown Fire

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

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to two adults and a 17-year-old. Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items, as well as health services. 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.


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