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Watson- A camp was heavily damaged by fire yesterday afternoon in the Town of Watson.

The fire was initially reported to dispatchers as “heavy smoke from a residence”. The Lowville Fire Department was called out at just after 12:00 noon and arrived to 6673 Pine Grove Road, where the back of the structure was fully involved.

A neighbor assisted emergency services plowing out the driveway with a tractor. Both New Bremen and 3-G Fire Departments provided mutual aid. The camp was heavily damaged and all the contents within were destroyed, according to firefighters. Fire crews managed to save an unattached garage.

Lowville Auxiliary, Lewis County Search and Rescue, the Town of Watson and National Grid all provided assistance at the scene. The owner is reportedly Sue Whalen.

There were no occupants inside the camp; however, officials report one injury and no details were given. Investigators say the cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical issue, but remains under investigation.

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