WFD Update: Waite Avenue fire

Watertown Fire Department News Release

Date: 11-7-2020
Time:1649 Incident: Structure Fire

Location: 520 Waite Ave.
Companies Responding: Engines 1,2,3, Truck 1, Rescue 1

Owner: Eduardo Rolando Perez Ramirez
Address: 3809 6th St. Apt.#1, Woodside, NY 11377

Situation found: Fire on exterior of building(vinyl siding and wall sheathing),
slight extension into interior wall and floor space.

Action Taken: Fire extinguished

Cause: Carelessly discarded cigarette

Remarks: Companies arrived to find fire on exterior of 2 ½ story wood frame
dwelling. All occupants had evacuated and were attempting to put out the fire.
Fire was extinguished by WFD personnel and crews found slight extension into
interior wall and flooring on 1 st floor which was also extinguished. Crews
operated for approximately 90 minutes on scene. Building was condemned for
occupancy by the City of Watertown Codes Dept until repairs can be made.

There were no working smoke detectors in the home.

No injuries were reported.


Battalion Chief Chris Hayman
City of Watertown FD