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February 23, 2013

AuSable man burned in garage fire

KEESEVILLE — A man was burned when his garage at 205 Grove St. was destroyed in a Friday morning fire.

Michael LeCuyer called 911, Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department Fire Capt. Grant Brassard said, but was gone when fire crews arrived.

LeCuyer was burned in the blaze, his father, Harvey LeCuyer, told the Press-Republican when reached by phone at the residence.

He couldn’t share more information about the fire and his son’s injuries at that point, he said.

“I’m upset right now.”

A patient-care coordinator at CVPH Medical Center said Michael had been transferred from the Plattsburgh hospital to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

That hospital said he was still being evaluated Friday night.


The roughly 15-by-30-foot garage was a total loss.

“There was some damage to the exterior to the siding. But the house is still livable,” Brassard said.

About 25 firefighters from Keeseville, Peru and AuSable Forks extinguished the fire, he said.

Departments from South Plattsburgh and Willsboro were on standby.

Fire Investigator Dick Williams was looking into the cause of the fire, Brassard said.

The Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department was back in service just before 3:40 p.m.

According to the Clinton County Real Property Office, Michael owns the property with Anita LeCuyer.

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