WEST WINFIELD- Around 7:30 a.m. a structure fire broke out at 287 Wall St. in the village of West Winfield. Upon arrival the West Winfield Fire Department battled a fully involved fire with heavy smoke and flames visible.
“At that point we called other departments and started setting up our tanker shuttle to bring water to the scene,” said Sean Murphy, Assistant Chief of the West Winfield Fire Department.
West Winfield along with Cedarville, Bridgewater, and the Unadilla Forks Fire Departments were helping to shuttle water from the Unadilla River to Wall Street.
“At that point the tankers will go in and fill at the water source,” said Murphy. “And then return and cycle through the fire again.”
A nearby neighbor told WKTV he could not believe what he saw outside his front window when he woke up.
“I woke up early this morning to go outside to get the paper,” said neighbor Charles Dekanek. “And the next thing I knew I saw all the sirens and lights then the flames.”
According to the West Winfield Fire Department there was nobody injured in the fire. They also told WKTV the resident who lived inside the house was out of town on vacation.
NewsChannel 2’s Cody Mooney followed up on the report with the American Red Cross. According to the Mohawk Valley American Red Cross chapter, they reached out to the homeowner for assistance which they have declined at this time.
“The whole thing was just quite a shock,” said Dekanek.