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UFD Finds Frozen Hydrants While Responding To Fire

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Bitterly cold temperatures brought an additional challenge to Utica firefighters on Monday morning, frozen hydrants.

When fire officials arrived a 402 Lansing Street around 8 a.m., they found “a couple of hydrants broken and frozen,” Lieutenant Robert Stevens said.

Temperatures were hovering around 10-15 degrees below zero at that time.

Fire officials did locate working hydrants nearby and were able to begin fighting the smoke and flames that poured from the roof of the home.

Three of the four apartments inside 402 Lansing Street were occupied. Everyone who was home at the time of the fire made it out safely, Stevens said. A total of four people lived there, he said.

“The roof burned off. So, the second floor is exposed and there is a lot of water damage,” Stevens said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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