Multiple families escape house fire in Whitesboro

WHITESBORO, N.Y. -- Multiple fire crews battled a house fire in Whitesboro on Friday evening.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 11:41 PM

WHITESBORO, N.Y. -- Multiple fire crews battled a house fire in Whitesboro on Friday evening.

The calls came in for flames and smoke at a home on Clinton Street just after 7 p.m. NEWSChannel 2 confirmed a Whitesboro Police officer was first on scene and helped residents get out safely.

Whitesboro Fire Chief George Massarotti said when his crew arrived there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the attic. "After a primary search it was determined that nobody was inside." Crews from NY Mills, Oriskany and New Hartford also responded.

At one point the Chief says water pressure was lost and then the first extended into the second floor. The NEWSChannel 2 crew on scene heard all fire engines from multiple crews sound their horns, the signal to evacuate the home.

At one point part of Oriskany Boulevard was shut down. The Red Cross was called in to help the families affected by the fire.

No word at this point as to what started the fire.

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