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UPDATE: Crews still on scene of fire at Pacemaker Steel & Piping

City of Utica officials say that as a result of the fire on Broad Street this morning, east Utica residents may experience a drop in their gas pressure.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 8:07 AM
Updated: Jan. 19, 2018 10:35 AM

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): City of Utica officials say that as a result of the fire on Broad Street this morning, east Utica residents may experience a drop in their gas pressure.

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Officials are asking people to avoid traveling through that area as fire crews are still working on scene.

Fire officials on scene said that a Utica firefighter sustained a leg injury, but no other injuries have been reported.

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UPDATE (9 a.m.): Fire crews continue battling flames at Pacemaker Steel & Piping in Utica this morning. Officials say they hope to have the fire out within the next hour.
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UTICA - Fire crews responded to a fire at Pacemaker Steel & Piping early Friday morning.

The fire at 1700 Broad St. in Utica was reported around 5:50 a.m. Friday. NEWSChannel 2 crews that arrived on scene at 6:45 a.m. said you could smell gas from a mile away. 

Flames were shooting up into the sky as fire crews worked to put out the fire. Some of those flames were getting close to a Bernie Bus Garage which prompted drivers to begin moving the buses as the flames crept closer to the building.

National Grid was on the scene and cut the power to part of the street, leaving some nearby businesses without power during the morning hours.

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