Two firefighters injured in town of Maine fire

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11:08 A.M. UPDATE:

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — Fire officials say two firefighters were taken to the hospital as the result of response to a fire Monday morning.

Union Center Fire Department First Assistant Chief Tony Silvestri tells 12 News two firefighters fell through floorboards when entering the home at 149 Fredericks Road in the town of Maine.

Silvestri notes the injuries were not serious, but that they were taken to the hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported.

He also explained there were people inside the home at the time of the fire, but did not elaborate on how many. Our crew on-scene saw a woman holding a child leaving the building.

Silvestri added that all occupants of the house evacuated to another house across the street.

No cause has been determined yet, but Silvestri says the fire appeared to have started in the basement of the house.

Six fire departments, Town of Union EMS, and New York State Police all responded to the scene.

As of 11 a.m., crews are still working to put out the fire, but some departments appeared to be leaving the scene.


TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — Emergency crews responded to a fire in the town of Maine Monday morning.

According to the Broome County 911 dispatch center, Fredericks Road from Pitkin Hill Road to Edson Road was closed to traffic as of 9:05 a.m. while firefighters work at the scene.

Fire departments from Maine, East Maine, Union Center, Glen Aubrey, Endwell and Chenango are among those that responded, as well as Town of Union Ambulance and New York State Police.


Nicky Hickling

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