Stove fire at 139 Winslow Street

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



American Red Cross Aids One After Watertown Fire

WATERTOWN, NY  – Volunteers from the Central & Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to one person after a fire Tuesday evening on Winslow Street in Watertown, Jefferson County. 

The Red Cross provided financial assistance which can be used for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to one adult. Volunteers also offered a comfort kit containing personal care items and emotional support. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.


The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond, and recover from disasters in Central & Northern New York. Please visitredcross.orgor call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.