Glimpses from the Past

and the

Official March 2 Carthage Fire Department Report:

 From the report of Brian J. Draper, 1st Assistant Chief, Carthage Fire Department. published in the March 21, 2002 Carthage Republican Tribune.

Date: March 5, 2002

Dispatch: Carthage Fire Department, Carthage Police and Carthage Area Rescue Squad were dispatched to 261 State Street at 5:49 a.m. for a report of smoke in the building. Carthage Engine 11-1-1 arrived on scene reporting a structure fire. While firefighters were arriving, Carthage patrolman Kurt LaValley entered the building to start the evacuation. Light to moderate smoke was seen from the front of the building while flames and heavy black smoke was reported at the rear of the building.

 

 

 

 
Mutual Aid Departments
West Carthage 5:54
Deferiet 6:00
Great Bend 6:00
Natural Bridge 6:00
Fort Drum 6:00
Town of Watertown 6:09
Felts Mills 6:24
Copenhagen 6:24
Black River 6:24
Evans Mills 6:31
Calcium 6:31
Champion 6:33
Adams Center 6:35
North Pole 6:42
Brownville 6:48
Adams 7:09
Philadelphia 7:12
Glen Park 7:14
Sackets Harbor - Pamelia
Mannsville - Clayton
Depauville - Theresa - Belleville
 
Lewis County Mutual Aid
Harrisville
Lowville
Croghan
Lyons Falls
Castorland
New Breman
Ladder Trucks from:
Carthage
Town of Watertown
Fort Drum
Adams
Lowville
Booneville - on stand-by
Ambulances
Carthage Area Rescue Squad
Black River
Natural Bridge
Evans Mills
Guilfoil
Harrisville

 

 

 

Manpower Estimated 250-300
 
No Fatalities
 
Firefighter Injuries
Smoke inhalation 4
Hip contusion 1
Knee contusion 1
Tenant Injuries
Mild smoke inhalation 1
Bystander Injuries
Smoke Inhalation 3
 
Buildings Damaged
255 State - Goodwin Law Office
119 N. Mechanic
 Buildings/businesses that were destroyed and assessed value:
257 State Street - Owner, Ed Jewett $47,000
259-261 State - Joseph Schneider - $83,000
263-269 State - O.G. Ancowitz - $168,000
271 State - Stefano Magro $42,900
273 State Stefano Magro - $66, 700
275 State - Guiuseppe Magro - $41,000
277 State - James Stanton - $70,000
281 State - Bruce Clemons - $40,000
115 N. Mechanic - Stefano Magro - $57,000
 
 
 

 

                                                                                                                              

 
Water used:
Saturday: 800,000 gallons from village hydrants
4,000,000 from Black River
Sunday: 160,000 gallons from village hydrants
1,080,000 from Black River

Monday: 500,000 from Black River