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Neighbors react to deadly Herkimer Fire

Neighbors react to deadly Herkimer Fire

Posted: Jan. 11, 2019 6:45 PM
Updated: Jan. 11, 2019 6:45 PM

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we feel that everything we could possibly do will be done, and we'll be here til then. " community members and friends and family are reacting to that fatal herkimer fire. newschannel 2's brent kearney reports on what neighbors witnessed this morning on steele st. standup: fire crews are still on scene he at steelstreet. i spoke to neighbors and what they saw som forg." "i have a scanner at the house, and the scanner went off before six, and it said house fire possible children in the house." deborah fitch has lived in this area for some time, what she saw when she walked outside this morning was shocking. "so i got dressed and i'm seeing flames and i'm seeing smoke, and i went behind to the property that i own over here and the house was just in flames." by this point neighbors were in the streets shocked at what they saw, deborah went outside to try and comfort some, but was mainly concerned about the house next door to the fire. "then i saw ambers, flying ambers on the back of my sister in laws house, which i thought was on fire but it wasnt. so i asd the offer are those flames going to get to that house and the officer said no but if you wanna go check on her go ahead because e's handip so i went and checked on her." deborah watched as first responders arrived on scene "oh their was fire trucks, fire man hoses, trying toook up water to the hydrant trying to douse the fire and get ter on its soon aspossiblese will never forget. "oh no i wont forget, knowing now their was children in the house, how does that make you feel? oh terrible, because i have grandchildren and i usually go up and get them in the morning, but i couldnt today because i was trying to help everybody over here and comfort a couple of ladies because they were their grandchildren in there." a
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