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July 25, 2013

Police Log: July 25, 2013

FIRE

PLATTSBURGH — The cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home July 19 remains under investigation.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a storage trailer at about 3 p.m. on Hollywood Avenue, Keeseville Fire Chief David Perky said.

“It was on the ground before we got there,” he said.

A neighbor reported the fire to authorities, Perky said.

The resident of a mobile home within the same trailer park owns the trailer and was using it like a garage to store snow blowers, heaters and other items, he said.

“There was nobody living there,” Perky said.

The owner does not have insurance on the structure, the chief said.

The exact address of the fire was not available Wednesday and it was unknown how much the items in the trailer were valued at.

Providing mutual aid to Keeseville were fire departments from Willsboro, Peru and AuSable.

It took the approximately 30 firefighters at the mobile home about two-and-a-half hours to extinguish the fire, Perky said.

Perky said the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department was back in service by 6 p.m. before a thunderstorm that knocked down trees and power lines in the North Country whipped through the area.

POWER OUTAGES

NORTH HUDSON — Power outages were reported in North Hudson and the Schroon Lake region.

Essex County Dispatch said the conditions had been caused by falling trees.

The ground is so saturated by heavy rainfall, they said, that trees are easily uprooted, and they have been falling onto power lines.

Crews were in the area were working to cut up fallen trees and restore power.

FELONY ARRESTS

MALONE — A Malone man was charged with burglary Tuesday evening.

Jordan Reynolds, 23, was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, according to State Police.

He was arrested at approximately 6:15 p.m. in a wooded area in Malone, police said. He was tracked by a police dog, police said.

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