Date/Time: 5:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
Location: 139 Winslow Street
Companies Responding: Engines 1, 2,3, Truck 1, Fort Drum FD
Owner: Dene Village LLC
Address: PO Box 185, Watertown NY
Occupant(s): Multiple Occupants, 6 unit apartment building
Situation found: Structure Fire
Action Taken: Extinguished fire
Cause: Fire originated on top of stove in the kitchen area
Remarks: Responded to 139 Winslow St for a reported Structure Fire.
On arrival units found smoke coming from Apartment 5 in the rear of the structure.
Truck 1 forced the door to fire apartment and found a heavy fire condition in the apartment. Engine 1 advanced hose line into fire apartment and extinguished the
fire while other companies were searching the other occupied apartments and evacuating the occupants. Numerous occupants were removed from the fire
building by WFD companies.
Fort Drum FD provided a RIT team on standby at the scene. WPD, Codes Department and GEMS assisted at the scene.
2 occupants were treated by Guilfoyle on the scene for smoke inhalation but were not transported. 4 of the 6 units were able to be re-occupied tonight. Apartment 5 suffered extensive fire damage but was confined to that unit.
Battalion Chief Chris Hayman
Watertown Fire Department