OTISCO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two firefighters were injured and multiple animals died in a large barn fire in the town of Otisco Saturday night.
Just after 6:00 p.m. on December 3, the Otisco Fire Department responded to the barn fire at 4001 Finlon Road, off Route 80.
Given the magnitude of the fire, mutual aid was called and more than a dozen agencies responded.
Otisco Fire Chief Tyler Harty said multiple livestock were saved due to the efforts of the fire crews, but it remains unknown how many animals perished in the fire.
One firefighter was treated and released with exhaustion. Another firefighter suffered a minor head wound and exhaustion and was transported to the hospital.
Fire crews were on the scene until 1:00 a.m. Sunday, just under six hours.
The following agencies responded to the barn fire:
- South Onondaga
- Onondaga Hill
- Howlett Hill
- Onondaga Nation
- Sentinel Heights
- Onondaga County EM307
- Onondaga County Fire Investigation Unit
- MAVES Ambulance
- TLC Ambulance/Rehab
- Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department
- Otisco Highway Department
- Otisco Ladies Auxiliary
Multiple farmers with livestock trailers, veterinarians, and neighbors also offered help, according to Chief Harty.