Two simultaneous fires in Herkimer Wednesday morning kept 100 firefighters busy for hours. Fire first struck and destroyed neighborhood bar, the ‘Ole V.I.’, on South Washington Street, around 8 am.
While firefighters were busy there, fire struck heavy equipment repair shop, ‘Altrux’, on nearby route 28. Two people home, in a rear apartment at the time, made it out of the South Washington Street fire. The fire causes are under investigation.
Joleen Ferris: WKTV Newschannel 2