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LAKE PLACID - A small fire started inside a Main Street building Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, and extended to the second floor before being extinguished.
The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at 8:02 a.m. Firefighters entering Non-Vintage Antiques at 2513 Main St. encountered smoke on the first floor, according to Second Assistant Fire Chief Adam Marshall.
Firefighters pushed forward and located a fire on the first floor of the building that had extended to the second floor, Marshall said.
Firefighters from the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Non-Vintage Antiques on Main Street Tuesday morning, Dec. 31.(News photo — Elizabeth Izzo)
"It was just a small fire, nothing big," he said. "It got put out, we did a full search of the building and found the fire didn't extend anywhere else."
The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service was on the scene, but it's unclear if anyone was injured. The cause of the fire was also unclear Tuesday morning.
The Lake Placid fire department called the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department for mutual aid. Both departments were still out of service as of 9:30 a.m.
The Main Street business district, from the Saranac Avenue intersection to the Post Office, was blocked off to vehicle traffic Tuesday morning. Firefighters and officers with the Lake Placid Police Department redirected cars back onto Saranac Avenue, onto Mirror Lake Drive and farther down Main Street toward the Olympic Center.
Meanwhile, pedestrians continued to walk Main Street like any other morning.
Groups of pedestrians - some carrying shopping bags, others cups of coffee - meandered past the cluster of fire trucks and firefighters in full gear, stepping over hoses. Some people stopped to watch the firefighters work. Others just kept walking.
(From the Lake Placid News)