Central New York, Public Safety

Abandoned House Fire in Nedrow

Nedrow Fire Department finishing off the fire on W. Roswell Avenue (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell

Nedrow Fire Department finishing off the fire on W. Roswell Avenue (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell

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Abandoned House Fire in Nedrow - NCC News

By Tommy Farrell NEDROW, N.Y. (NCC News) — A house fire in Nedrow Tuesday morning is still under investigation.

Around 6 a.m. this morning, Nedrow fire officials responded to an abandoned house fire on 403 West Roswell Avenue, said Nedrow Fire Chief Harold Smith. The rear of the vacant house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene, but Smith said it didn’t take long to put it out.

“We just took a big ladder and knocked it down in about ten minutes,” Smith said.

The Nedrow Fire Department is staffed by volunteers that provides emergency fire services and EMS assistance for nearby areas, according to the Nedrow Fire Department Facebook page. Fifteen Nedrow fire officials reported to the house fire, as well as neighboring fire departments, Smith said.

No injuries were reported and as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This fire comes nearly a year after a Nedrow couple escaped their home, which took four hours to fight off. Nedrow is a community within the Town of Onondaga and part of Onondaga County, New York.