WFD Update: Colonial Laundromat fire

Date: 1-27-23

Time: 18:36

Incident: Structure Fire

Location: 1547 State St, Colonial Laundromat

Companies Responding: E-1, E-2, E-3, T-1, R-1, Chief 3

Owner: JT Properties, PO Box 138, Nedrow NY 13120

Situation Found: Structure Fire

Cause: Under Investigation

Remarks: At 1836 hours companies were dispatched to 1547 State St for a reported structure fire. The first arriving company arrived within 2 minutes of dispatch to find a moderate smoke condition on the first floor of a 2 story commercial laundromat with a vacant residential unit above. The first arriving engine advanced a hoseline inside the structure where they found a fire in a commercial dryer extending to surrounding areas. The fire was quickly extinguished with damage confined to the dryer units and the areas surrounding the affected units. Units operated for just under 2 hours performing overhaul and venting smoke from both floors of the building. One civilian was treated by Guilfoyle on scene for smoke inhalation.

WFD was assisted by Guilfoyle, National Grid and City Codes.

City fire units handled 2 other calls for service during the duration of this incident.

Battalion Chief
Chris Hayman
City of Watertown FD