The Carthage Fire Department arrived at this house fire on Selos Road, Carthage a little before 3 p.m. Wednesday August 22. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The family cat had not been located.
Crews say the house and all of its contents were a total loss, leaving two residents homeless.
The Carthage Fire Chief says that road construction on a nearby bridge made extinguishing efforts slightly more challenging.
On July 18th, 2012 SSG Daniel Rodriquez was killed in action in Afghanistan. The truck he was driving was hit by an enemy improvised explosive device (IED). Daniel's wife Tiffanie chose to have his funeral services conducted in Carthage due to his time spent at Ft. Drum with the 10th Mountain Division.
Daniel's body was escorted from Ft. Drum to Carthage on July 29. After his final services were held on July 31st, Daniel's body was escorted from Carthage to Watertown where he was laid to rest.
It was an honor and privilege for our local fire departments, Carthage, West Carthage, Natural Bridge and Lowville to participate in the procession.