Fire in Cornwall Second Street four-flex

Cornwall firefighters were called to this four-plex at Second Street East and Adolphus Street around 4:30 a.m. on July 18, 2015. The fire caused extensive damage as the flames extended into the roof of the building in one of the units. (Photo/Robert Foster)

CORNWALL – Flames shot through the roof of a Second Street East four-plex early Saturday morning.

City firefighters were on the scene around 4:30 a.m. trying to put out the fire, which had crept into the roof of one of the units.

Witnesses say the most intense part of the fire battle happened for roughly 45 minutes.

Cornwall Fire Chief Pierre Voisine said the firefighters did an incredible job of getting the fire out quickly.

The apartment building is at the intersection of Adolphus Street and the area was closed to traffic for some time.

Flames could be seen shooting through the roof of one of the units of the building at 240-242 Second Street East.

Flames shoot through the roof of this four-plex at 240 Second Street East on July 18, 2015. The fire happened around 4:30 a.m. (Photo/Kathleen Hay)
Flames shoot through the roof of this four-plex at 240 Second Street East on July 18, 2015. The fire happened around 4:30 a.m. (Photo/Kathleen Hay)
Flames and smoke cut through the sky just before dawn on July 18, 2015 after this four-plex fire. (Photo/Reynald Roy)
Flames and smoke cut through the sky just before dawn on July 18, 2015 after this four-plex fire. (Photo/Reynald Roy)

It’s not known if there were any injuries.

The fire prevention office was on the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. for an investigation into the cause of the fire.

A call to fire officials seeking more information has not been returned.

The damage after firefighters had to tear back to roof to douse flames at this apartment building at 240 Second Street East on July 18, 2015. (Photo/Kathleen Hay)
The damage after firefighters had to tear back the roof to douse flames at this apartment building at 240 Second Street East on July 18, 2015. (Photo/Kathleen Hay)
Thumbs Up(10)Thumbs Down(0)