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March 7, 2014

Family displaced in apartment house fire


The Adamses are in discussions with the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross about temporary lodging and other support details.

Mr. Adams and Isaiah will be staying with friend Tom Grems, while the Red Cross is arranging for Michael and Patty to stay at an area motel.

The other two residents will likely be able to continue living in the building, Cross said.

Lee C. Kazanas owns the apartment house, which is assessed at $131,300, according to the Essex County Real Property Office.

Kazanas could not be reached Thursday, and it was unknown if he or the other tenants have insurance.


Jay and AuSable Forks EMS responded as mutual aid to Church Lane.

“It’s been a busy year for fires, and you can’t thank the guys enough to brave the frigid temperatures,” Cross said.

“We’re fortunate this one didn’t end up in a bigger tragedy than what it could have been.”

— Staff Writer Felicia Krieg contributed to this report.

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