Port Henry, NY Fire Evacuates Apartment Building


Cleanup efforts are ongoing Thursday following a fire in Port Henry, New York.

Fire officials say they got a call at about 9 p.m. Wednesday for a blaze on Main Street at the ADK Emporium and the old Army-Navy Store.

So far, there are no reports of any injuries.

Port Henry’s fire chief says they rescued two people from inside the building — both of them are safe.

Tenants in an apartment building next door also had to evacuate as a precaution.

The North Country Chapter of the Red Cross says it had to provide aid to a dozen people.

Crews had to battle the flames all the way through the overnight hours, with several other departments on hand to provide mutual aid.

At last report, there was no indication yet of how the fire started.

Firefighters had to pack up their hoses at about 6 a.m. Thursday, telling us that the lines were freezing in the morning air.

Power lines in the area were also covered in ice Thursday morning, causing utility crews to shut off electricity nearby.

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