Crews Battle Commercial Building Fire on Oak Street

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 2:12 P.M. Feb. 6th, the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 100 Oak Street for a reported fire in a commercial building.  The first units were on scene in just three minutes, and reported heavy smoke issuing from the second floor of the structure.

The building is under renovation and was not occupied at the time of the fire.  Crews had to remove security bars from doors and windows in order to gain entry.  Once inside, crews found a significant volume of fire on the second floor.  It was also discovered that fire had extended into the cockloft of the building.

It took firefighters over 30 minutes to extinguish the bulk of the fire, and some units are still on the scene chasing hot spots.  No injuries were reported.  National Grid, the Syracuse Police Department, and AMR also responded.  Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.

During the first few minutes of the fire, several private vehicles ran over fire hose while attempting to drive through the area.  Running over fire hose can cause personal injury or significant damage to your vehicle.  It can also jeopardize firefighting operations.  Any time you see fire apparatus or fire hose in a roadway, please avoid the area.