Raw video: Commercial building fire with evacuation in Syracuse, NY.

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Video above from CuseRecorder of a fire yesterday that started in a construction company garage. I believe I hear the evacuation ordered at 3:18 in the video and an order to breach walls from the outside to reach the fire.

Charles Ellis, The Post-StandardThe Post-Standard:

A snowmobile, a boat and two pickup trucks caught on fire Monday afternoon, causing extensive damage to two businesses on Erie Boulevard West in Syracuse.

The fire started in the rear garage of the Corbett Custom Construction Co., 718 Erie Blvd. W., and spread to the adjacent Marcone Supply Co., said Syracuse Fire Department Lt. Joseph Galloway, a fire investigator. Corbett sustained heavy fire damage and Marcone sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage, he said.


According to Deputy Fire Chief Bill Elderbroom with the Syracuse Fire Department, the building is so compartmentalized that it made it very difficult to attack the fire. He said fire crews had to cut through the side of the building to let out some smoke. And to make things worse, Deputy Chief Elderbroom said there was a slight collapse on the mezzanine level inside.

All firefighters were pulled from the building. Elderbroom says they’re all safe and they believe everyone who was inside the building at the time of the fire made it out safely.

“Anytime you do have a fire burning this long though, one of your prime considerations is collapse of the structure. This is ordinary construction. So, it’s made of block and heavy timber wood. So, that way it gives us an opportunity to go in, open up the roof and see if we can get the smoke up, so we can go in and make a final attack on the fire,” Syracuse Deputy Fire Chief Bill Elderbroom said.

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