Long-vacant building destroyed by fire in Turin, officials report


VILLAGE OF TURIN — No one was hurt when a large, vacant building burned in Lewis County late Wednesday night.

Fire officials said the unoccupied building at 6308 E. Main St. in Turin caught fire and was discovered by a passerby at about 11:13 p.m.

Responding firefighters discovered the building fully involved and an exterior attack was launched. Volunteers from seven departments responded to assist.

The firefight lasted several hours, officials said. Crews remained on the scene fighting the fire and dousing hot spots Thursday morning.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Village officials said the old building had been condemned and unused for at least a decade.

Due to the firefighting efforts and the heavy use of area water, a conserve water order was issued for residents in the Village of Turin.

Area roads were shut down and the middle and high schools in the South Lewis Central School District were closed on Thursday.

The Turin, Constableville, Lyons Falls, Port Leyden, Lowville, Martinsburg and Boonville fire departments responded.


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