10 Fire Companies Battle Blaze in West Oneonta

2 Transported To Fox Hospital

10 Fire Companies

Battling Blaze In

West Oneonta

Frank Allen, Bart Clark and Nate Lowe. West Oneonta Fire Department, spray for hot spots in the blaze that destroyed a home on Route 205 in Oneonta earlier this evening. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

East Meredith fire chief David Briggs lights a flare on Route 205, which is closed as 10 fire companies battle a blaze in West Oneonta.

ONEONTA – At this hour, 10 fire companies are on the scene of a house fire just past the intersection of Routes 205 and 23 in Oneonta.

According to senior dispatcher Laurie Devlin, Otsego County 911, the call came in at 7:14 p.m. for a fully involved structure fire at 687 State Highway 205. Oneonta, West Oneonta, Unadilla, Otego, Wells Bridge, Pindars Corners, West Laurens, Mount Vision and Milford all responded to the call.

According to East Meredith Fire David Briggs, both an ambulance and an American Medical Response both left the scene. According to John Quick, West Oneonta assistant fire chief, the husband and wife, were transported to the hospital. She was released from Fox Hospital that evening, he was transferred to Syracuse, though his condition is unknown.

Devlin said the fire is under control, but all departments remained on the scene for “extensive overhaul.” The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


One thought on “10 Fire Companies Battle Blaze in West Oneonta

  1. stephanie torkilson-bambina

    Since arriving here this summer we have enjoyed the Hometown Oneonta. We have found so many interesting events to enjoy. For about the last week we have been unable to find the paper anywhere. Price Chopper no longer has the rack it was on. Do you only publish in the summer and early fall?

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