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Commercial structure heavily damaged by fire

First responders say a commercial building in Watkins Glen was heavily damaged after a fire on Thursday.

The Watkins Glen Fire Department reports that Schuyler County 911 was alerted about the commercial structure fire near Fourth and Decatur streets shortly before 4:30 p.m.

The first arriving chief reported heavy smoke coming from the southeast side of the multi-level commercial structure.


Firefighters from Watkins Glen, Montour Falls, Odessa, Tyrone, and Burdett all responded to the scene.

The structure was primarily used as storage and damaged heavily as result of the fire.

By 5:15 p.m. the blaze was brought under control.

The Village of Watkins Glen Police Department, Village of Watkins Glen Electric, and Schuyler County Emergency Management Office also assisted.

No injuries were reported.


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