CITY OF OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Multiple fire crews are battling a house fire in the City of Oswego.
The call went out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday for an active house fire along West Third Street.
When crews arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the top of a two-story home.
According to the Oswego Fire Chief, the owner was doing some construction on the home when a small fire broke out. The owner had thought that he put the fire out, waited an hour and then left.
Six people were in the home when one person went outside to grab something and noticed that the house was on fire. So, the fire had a huge head start on the fire department since it was burning for around an hour.
There was heavy smoke and water damage.
The chief is now reminding the public to never wait to call the fire department. If this happened in the middle of the night, the chief said there would have been a much different outcome.