Whitesboro firefighters battle two-alarm fire at landscaping business

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Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information. Videos and photos of the fire were not posted to the official Whitesboro Fire Department Facebook page.

Whitesboro firefighters responded a two-alarm fire Tuesday in the village that left thick plumes of smoke rising out of a building.

Firefighters were called to the scene just before 2 p.m. at 2 Main Street in Whitesboro.

Crews at the scene found a garage bay, camper and tractor at a local business, Nick's Landscaping, already in flames, Whitesboro Fire Chief George Massarotti said Wednesday.

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"That part of the building was pretty much a total loss," Massarotti said.

The two adjoining bays sustained heat and water damage, he said.

Videos and photos posted on a local Facebook page Tuesday show plumes of smoke coming from the building.

A second alarm was called, as well as crews from the Yorkville, Oriskany and New Hartford fire departments. Maynard Fire Department was on standby, Massarotti said.

The state Office of Fire Prevention and Control is conduction an investigation, but Massarotti said the cause was likely a wood-burning stove. Additional gasoline in equipment like snow-blowers and plastic products at the business exacerbated the fire.

No one was injured in the fire, Massarotti said.

H. Rose Schneider covers public safety, breaking and trending news for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Rose at hschneider@gannett.com.

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