New York Crews Hit Apartment Fire

A mid-morning fire caused substantial fire damage to the first and second floor apartments at 753 Columbia St. in the city.

Firefighters found heavy fire venting from first and second floor windows on the "B" side of the building directly impinging on the building next door. Members entered the building and the fire was knocked in short order using two two-inch handlines.

Also on the scene was the Greenport Fire District with a F.A.S.T. team. and the Catskill Fire Department with Engine 3-21. Catskill Tower 3-15 stood by at the Central Station to cover the city.

Greenport Rescue Squad Paramedics also responded and provided rehab and screening services for firefighters.

This was the second structure fire today.

At 4:11 a.m., members responded to 98 Paddock Place for a report of an electrical problem.

Crews found a service line feeding a residence causing the problem. The electrical problem, which originated behind an attached deck, caused the residence to become involved.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire until National Grid arrived to shut off the power.

Damage was confined to the exterior of the residence.