ULYSSES, N.Y. — The Trumansburg Fire Department chief put out an early morning fire at the Taughannock Farms Inn Monday, officials said in a news release.

Around 3:35 a.m., Chief Jason Fulton responded to a call at 2030 Gorge Road. The first at the scene, he saw smoke coming up from the basement area. He was able to use  a dry-chem fire extinguisher to put the flames out before other crews arrived at the scene.

Firefighters who arrived afterward used water cans to fully extinguish the fire before airing out the smoke from the building using large fans. The fire appears to have originated by a pile of paint soaked rags in the basement, but officials are still investigating the cause of the fire. The business did have a full automated fire protection system in place.

Fulton’s is being credited by officials for ensuring only minimal damage happened to the historic, multi-million dollar facility.

Departments from  Enfield, Mecklenburg, and Interlaken provided mutual aid during the incident. Trumansburg Ambulance was also at the scene, though no injuries were reported.

Featured image provided by the Trumansburg Fire Department. 

Jolene Almendarez

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