Passers-by had called in the fire, Pidgeon said. Twenty-three Oneonta firefighters were assisted at the scene by about 10 West Oneonta and eight Otego firefigters, plus 19 Fire Assist and Search Team members from Franklin, Worcester and Sidney, the Oneonta chief said.
Laurens Fire Department crews and a Worcester ambulance were at the Oneonta station, Pidgeon said, and fire coordinators from Otsego and Delaware counties helped at the scene.
Oneonta crews arrived at the scene at 9:20 a.m., and the fire was under control at 10:20 a.m., Pidgeon said. City crews were back in service at the station at 12:20 p.m., he said. An Oneonta firefighter dislocated a shoulder while cleaning equipment at the station, but he only will miss the remained of his shift, Pidgeon said.