Fires in Macomb and Fowler result in destroyed trailer, garage
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:43 am

Separate fires in Macomb and Fowler Sunday resulted in the total losses of a trailer and a garage, and the causes remain under investigation.

Fire officials said Gouverneur fire and rescue personnel were called out at 8:02 p.m. to 2244 California Rd., Macomb, to a trailer owned and occupied by Sam Parker, Jr., along with two others, who reportedly escaped safely.

There was no insurance on the structure.

Mutual aid was provided by departments from Morristown and Heuvelton while Richville and Lisbon volunteers stood by.

Gouverneur firefighters were back at the station at 10:06 p.m.

Gouverneur firefighters and rescue squad were also called out to a garage fire at 30 Country Club Rd. 8:48 a.m., followed by volunteers from Richville, Edwards, DeKalb Junction and Hermon.

The garage could not be saved, but investigators credited firefighters with “good turnout” that “kept fire from spreading to the house.” A nearby shed suffered “minimal damage.”

It wasn’t immediately known if he owner of the garage, John A. Fuller, had insurance.

Gouverneur volunteers were back in service at 10:10 a.m.

Both blazes are still being investigated.