Herkimer Mayor : "I cried a lot yesterday"

Herkimer Mayor Mark Netti says the the entire community is mourning the loss of the three young boys killed in Friday morning's fire on E. Steele St.

Posted: Jan 12, 2019 3:04 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2019 7:35 PM

Herkimer, N.Y. - Herkimer Mayor Mark Netti says the Herkimer area community is such a caring community and he says that has been so evident ever since word started to spread Friday morning that three young boys died in a fire on E. Steele St..

Netti says this tragedy has hit so many people very hard, "After I left the fire the first time I went home and grabbed my grandchildren and gave them a hug and a kiss, sent them off to school and went back down to the fire scene periodically throughout the day. It was tough, very tough, and that poor family...and I know the grandfather very well and my heart goes out to them. I cried a lot yesterday and you might get it back today, but if I'm crying, I can only imagine what they're doing."

Netti says he is so proud of the Herkimer area community's support, both with people's kind words the past 24 hours, and in their generosity, as a GoFundMe page set up to help the family is now over $20,000.

Netti says the remaining structure was taken down Saturday morning by village DPW crews because it was deemed unsafe.  He says the cause of teh fire has been determined, but he says we would have to get that official cause from fire officials.  So far, Herkimer fire officials have not returned out call to find out what the investigation has shown.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 375133

Reported Deaths: 30174
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20540621752
Nassau407132132
Suffolk401531916
Westchester337671385
Rockland13280655
Orange10471444
Erie6308549
Dutchess3962142
Monroe3081230
Onondaga2295149
Albany1930112
Ulster170477
Sullivan140531
Putnam126860
Niagara108570
Oneida106958
Schenectady70129
Broome59345
Rensselaer49528
Saratoga49314
Columbia40034
Madison31915
Warren25628
Orleans24741
Steuben24541
Greene24118
Washington23813
Ontario2189
Fulton21518
St. Lawrence2072
Genesee2055
Tompkins1650
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13322
Wayne1213
Livingston1207
Herkimer1133
Oswego1123
Clinton974
Cayuga961
Montgomery964
Chautauqua954
Cattaraugus910
Wyoming875
Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
Seneca600
Schoharie510
Allegany490
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex380
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler120
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Oneonta
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 79°
Herkimer
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Thendara
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 85°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99