STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

A day you can't prepare for: 100 firefighters knock down Herkimer business fires

NewsChannel 2's Joleen Ferris has more on the kind of day for which you really can't prepare.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 5:59 PM

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- A total of 100 firefighters from multiple departments fought those two fires, at two Herkimer businesses Wednesday.

NewsChannel 2's Joleen Ferris has more on the kind of day for which you really can't prepare.

Wednesday evening, firefighters were back at the Altrux fire on Route 28, putting out hot spots – it’s a day firefighters won't soon forget.

A fire broke out at neighborhood bar, the Ole V.I., on South Washington Street, in Herkimer, around 8:17 a.m. Wednesday.

The building was lit up in orange from within, by the flames firefighters from multiple departments fought so desperately to extinguish.

As firefighters still struggled with this fire, another broke out at Altrux, a heavy equipment repair shot on Route 28 in the town of Herkimer.

There were other challenges, too, once firefighters got on the scene they realized the structure of the building was made of steel – making it difficult to open and vent the roof.

The causes of both fires are under investigation, and state fire investigators were at both scenes.

Article Comments

Utica
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 50°
Oneonta
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 53°
Herkimer
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 50°
Thendara
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 50°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Great California Adventure with Callihan Marshall
Golf Card on sale for only $79.99