Boarding house fire in Bath, 22 tenants displaced

Corning Bureau

BATH, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – The Bath Volunteer Fire Department issued more details around an early morning fire Wednesday that displaced 22 people.

On Wednesday July 28th at 8:43 am the Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched along with Bath
Volunteer Ambulance and the Bath VA fire for a report of smoke coming from the second floor of a structure at 67 East Morris Street in the Village of Bath. When Bath Ambulance B3 arrived on scene they reported flames coming from the eaves of the structure which is a boarding house. 22 male tenants all escape the structure safely.

Bath Fire Captain Curtis Wininger arrived on scene and immediately requested Savona, Kanona and
Hammondsport to the scene, then followed up by a full 3rd alarm which summoned Campbell, Pulteney and Avoca. Moments later Bath Engine 7 and the Bath VA engine arrived on scene and heavy smoke was coming from the home. Both engines made the initial attack on the fire. Steuben County Emergency Services Director (Car 100) Tim Marshall arrived on scene to assist Bath command and requested Hammondsport Truck 2 to the Bath station and manpower to the scene, Wayne to standby in Hammondsport and an engine and manpower from Painted Post to standby at the Bath station. Savona requested Bradford to standby for them.

The Southern Tier Chapter of The American Red Cross was called to assist the 22 tenants and the Steuben
County Fire Investigation Team to the scene. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined at this time.

Aside from the damage of the fire there was also heavy smoke and water damage throughout.
The fire was called under control at 9:41 am and all units back in service at 12:06 pm.

John Conrad Sr.
Public Information Officer
The Bath Volunteer Fire Dept.

Update: According to Musheer Franklin, who is a resident of the house, there are about 18 people who live in this house, and all are accounted for.

BATH, NY (WETM) – Fire crews are working at the scene of a structure fire on E. Morris St. in Bath. According to our 18 News Reporter on the scene, fire crews appear to have the scene under control, however, they are having some difficulty in fully extinguishing the fire due to the roofing material causing trapping of fire in voids under the tin roof.

Reports from the scene are that everyone is out of the structure and accounted for at this time. We will bring you more as it becomes available.

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