UPDATE (7:15 p.m.) — This story was up to date with data from the Trumansburg Fireplace Firm.
ULYSSES, N.Y. — Firefighters labored for 2 hours Thursday afternoon to place out a construction fireplace that enveloped a lakefront cottage on Maplewood Street in Ulysses. Whereas the house that originally caught fireplace sustained heavy harm, crews have been in a position to save a second house that was threatened by the flames.
Trumansburg Fireplace Assistant Chief Dan Scherer mentioned the placement of the properties mixed with the restricted availability of volunteer firefighters at noon made the decision a problem. The 2 properties have been down a steep hill from the highway, making it troublesome to pinpoint the placement of the blaze and get gear to the positioning.
By the point crews arrived on the scene, flames had consumed a lot of the second story of 1 cottage and have been so sizzling they have been melting the siding on a second house, which was separated from the primary house by about 5 ft, Scherer mentioned.
“Goal primary was to save lots of the home subsequent door,” he mentioned, for the reason that first was already engulfed.
Inside about 30 minutes crews have been in a position to include the hearth and forestall structural harm to the neighboring home. They have been solely in a position to convey one truck right down to the extent of the properties, so Scherer mentioned they needed to run up and down the hill to entry gear.
Crews have been on-site for a complete of about two hours as they labored to knock down sizzling spots and include particles.
Neither of the properties have been occupied when the hearth broke out, and no accidents to firefighters have been reported. Smoke was seen from Rt. 89 and factors alongside the shore of Cayuga Lake, together with Ithaca Yacht Membership. The reason for the hearth stays beneath investigation.
Along with the Trumansburg Volunteer Fireplace Firm, firefighters from Ithaca, Enfield, Interlaken, Mecklenburg and Burdett assisted.
Featured picture: Courtesy of Trumansburg Volunteer Fireplace Firm