HANNIBAL — One person was transported to the hospital after several fire departments were dispatched to a house fire on Gifford Road in Hannibal Thursday morning.
Resident Carl Taylor said he was alerted to the fire when a smoke alarm went off in his house at 440 Gifford Rd. around 9 a.m. Taylor and two of his relatives staying with him evacuated the house and looked on as firefighters battled the blaze. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from windows of the house as crews worked in the freezing temperatures.
The Oswego County 911 Center said one person was transported, but did not identify the individual.
Police closed a portion of Gifford Road to traffic while crews were on the scene. The fire took 2 hours and 15 minutes to knock down, officials said, finally being extinguished shortly after 11 a.m.
Hannibal, Ira, Pennelville, Cody, Oswego Town, Granby Center, Phoenix, Minetto and Fair Haven Fire Departments were on the scene, along with the Oswego County Mobile Cascade Unit, State Troopers and multiple Menter Ambulances.
The four-bedroom, one-bathroom home was built in 1850, according to Oswego County Real Property. It had 1,556 square feet of living space and was assessed at $89,900.