Local fire stations worked together to put out a fire in the Town of Cortlandville on Sunday, according to a release from the Cortlandville Fire Department.
Fire departments responded to a reported structure fire on Monroe Road in Cortlandville shortly after 12:40 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 24 x 36 storage building fully engulfed in flames.
According to the release, firefighters were forced to put out the fire from outside. Firefighters knocked down the fire in about 10 minutes, but the storage building is considered “a total loss,” the release states.
The release notes that the fire’s volume and intense heat caused siding on a house from 30 yards away to melt. Despite this, no fire extension was reported in the house.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Fire personnel cleared the scene by 4 p.m.
The McGraw and Homer Fire Departments, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, at the Cortlandville Highway Department assisted the Cortlandville Fire Department at the scene.