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Structure Fire Shuts Down Route 13 in Dryden – Multiple Fire Departments Respond


Just after 5 in the morning on Thursday, February 22nd, Dryden Fire was dispatched to a residence at 1949 Dryden Road (Route 13) for a report of smoke coming from the house with smoke alarms sounding off. Dryden Fire said in a release that due to the nature of the fire, mutual aid was immediately dispatched to the fire. Tanker trucks were also requested due to the address not having a water supply hydrant in the area.

A Freeville fire chief was the first to arrive at the scene and confirmed the fire. Occupants inside the house were able to evacuate safely, but the fire was growing rapidly. Dryden Fire decided to launch an external defensive attack towards the fire.

Route 13 was closed as firefighters fought the flames, including an aerial attack by Dryden Fires ladder truck. There were two water supply fill locations for tanker trucks; one in Dryden and another in Varna.

Dryden Fire says due to the heavy fire, a portion of the roof of the residence collapsed. No injuries were reported during the fire. Firefighters were eventually able to knock out the fire and had all units return to service by noon that day.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention.

Numerous Fire Departments were called to the scene to assist Dryden Fire as well as other agencies.

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