WATERTOWN — No one was injured in a Monday night fire on Scio Street that required crews to run water from a second hydrant after attempting a first and finding it defective.
The city fire department said in a news release that crews were dispatched at 10:50 p.m. to a 2½-story single-family residence at 134 Scio St. and found smoke in the rear of the wood-frame home. The department said units arrived less than two minutes after the initial call.
Occupants were assisted outside by firefighters.
Heavy flames were confined to the rear addition of the building..
Fire officials said there was a defective fire hydrant in the front of the building, so they turned to a second hydrant nearby.
The building is owned by Valentina M. Reid and Richard L. Pacific with a different Watertown address.
City fire crews had mutual aid from Fort Drum Fire, Guilfoyle Ambulance, National Grid, the city water department and city code enforcement.
The scene was cleared at 3:12 a.m. Tuesday.
The cause is under investigation.
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