Red Cross assisting victims of Mayfield fire

MAYFIELD — The American Red Cross is assisting five victims — uninjured but left displaced by a fire that broke out Wednesday morning at their Second Avenue home.

The Mayfield volunteer Fire Department this week said fire was reported just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. Units were dispatched to a two-story home at 49 Second Ave. in the village for a reported structure fire.

Mayfield fire units responded to the scene and upon arrival, firefighters located a multi-family residence engulfed in flames.

All occupants were able to exit the structure, but a family dog perished in the fire, officials said.

The Pleasant Square Volunteer Fire Department and the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company were requested to the scene with tankers and air pack qualified. The Meco Volunteer Fire Company was on standby for Pleasant Square at the Meco fire station.

The village of Mayfield Department of Public Works, state police Troop “G” Mayfield Barracks, Fulton County Emergency Management Office, Fulton County Fire Investigation Team, Fulton County EMS coordinators, Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, N.Y. State Fire, and GAVAC also responded to the scene.

The America Red Cross was contacted to assist the families, and volunteers from the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to five people.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance which can be used for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to two adults and three children, ages five, two, and an infant. Volunteers also offered emotional support.

In the coming days, a news release said Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire, as they navigate the road to recovery.


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