New Haven house fire draws multiple departments

A team of local firefighters and deputies from the Oswego County sheriff's office responded to a house fire Monday morning at 11:01 a.m. and knocked it out within the hour. 

NEW HAVEN — Local firefighters from New Haven, Mexico, Scriba and Novelis teamed up with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a house fire called in at 11:01 a.m. on County Route 1 in New Haven.

Law enforcement officers from the sheriff’s office blocked off either end of the road with flares in front of the New Haven residence on County Route 1, permitting firefighters to draw water from a nearby hydrant to knock out the fire with and provide aid to the residents’ canine.

The fire was extinguished at 11:39 a.m. according to fire officials.

As smoke billowed from the house’s windows and doors in the aftermath, a group of eight firefighters could be seen gathered around a limp canine in an attempt to resuscitate the animal on the front lawn. When the canine remained unresponsive, firefighters could be seen fastening the body on a stretch board and carrying it into a fire truck.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, officials said. Individuals with knowledge of the situation reported to The Palladium-Times the dog receiving emergency care passed away a short time later.

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