Fire destroys building in Ogdensburg, firefighters save animals
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:18 am

OGDENSBURG – A storage building caught fire at 254 Haggert Rd. on Tuesday night and was deemed a total loss, but firefighters were able to save some animals, according to Morristown Fire Chief Kevin Crosby.

Firefighters from Morristown responded at 8:27 p.m. to a reported fire and when they arrived the structure was completely engulfed in flames, Crosby said.

There were no injuries reported and firefighters were able to save chickens that were two feet from the building.

“We got water on the north side of the building to keep the chickens cool and they were unharmed,” Crosby said.

The 10x20 foot building is reportedly owned by Mike Lipinsky and is insured.

According to Crosby, Lipinsky stated that his father used the building as a shop and was in the building earlier in the day.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the St. Lawrence County Cause & Origin Team.

Morristown Fire Department had 28 firefighters on scene and returned to the station at 10:11 p.m.