Fire at 300 Adams St.
See all the action and read about what transpired during this apartment fire that started at 300 Adams Street after the break. Thanks Matt for adding some additional scene photos.
Thanks to 411 reader Alex and my own brother for providing the photographs.
It was overheard that it may have been an electrical fire. Questions were raised as to whether this building had sprinklers installed, since it was renovated more than 25 years ago.
Several injuries have been reported. From smoke inhalation to a woman with a broken shoulder. They’re organizing some of the people at 221 Adams St, as well as the Russo Civic Association on 4th and Adams. It was overheard that some City Council people have been summoned to help out with the efforts.
While it’s nice that everyone is pitching in a helping hand, it still seems as if our city is short-staffed with emergency personnel.
Just imagine if a major fire takes place on St. Patrick’s Day? It would be a true disaster. Hopefully they can get the help they need, or proper contingency plans.
Fire personnel have indicated that ventilation is improving and the fire seems to be almost “knocked down”.
Meanwhile, they have their hands full with the evacuation, assisting residents with water & shelter and disabled senior citizens. At least one fire fighter was reported to be injured. No word on the extent of his injuries.
Heavy smoke conditions, flames spewing out of the windows. Can be seen blocks away. They’re opening the multi-service center for smoke inhalation victims and other evacuees. Help is being calling in from other towns and disaster units as well.
At the Clock tower apartments, it’s reported that there’s a fire on the 5th floor. They’re calling ambulances and charging lines at the present time.
Anyone in the area that can snap photos please send them in.