Broome County fire investigators are now on scene investigating the cause. ——————————————————————————————————————–(Updated 7:45 pm) Crews say no nearby buildings or structures were damaged. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — A mobile home at 2571 Colesville Rd. in Harpursville is a total loss after fire tore through it Friday night. Luckily, no one was home at the time. Emergency crews say the fire broke out at around 6:30 and when they arrived found flames shooting 25 feet into the air. The landlord, who lives on the same property, called 911. The Harpsursville Fire Chief tells us they were able to put the flames out quickly but by that time, it was too late to salvage anything.
4:35 A.M. UPDATE: UNADILLA (WBNG)- Emergency crews are responding to a tractor-trailer rollover on I-88 Westbound in Unadilla. —– UNADILLA (WBNG) — According to 511NY the highway has reopened. As of 2:20 a.m. 511NY is reporting the right lane and shoulder are blocked at the Exit 10 connector to Route 7. Dispatchers are unable to comment on any injuries or what the cause in the first place. This is a developing story, stay with 12 News for further updates.
9:55 A.M. UPDATE SHERBURNE (WBNG) — New York State Police Have identified the body found in the Chenango River as 18-year-old Nicolas J. Russell of Smyrna, N.Y. They located the body at around 8 p.m. Stay with 12 News on air and online as we continue to follow this developing story. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. They received a call at around 5 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a person who went under and never resurfaced. Authorities say a witness tried to help Russell out of the river. —– SHERBURNE (WBNG) – After about 3 hours of searching the waters of the Chenango River in the village of Sherburne, New York State Police recovered a body. Police say Russell and three friends were swimming in the river when he “began to have difficulty staying above water.” The New York State Underwater Recovery Team and divers and an air boat from the Chenango County Bureau of Fire searched the river and the surrounding area. New York State Police, the village of Sherburne Police Department, Chenango County Bureau of Fire and Sherburrne Fire and North Norwich Fire rushed to the scene near State Route 80 and County Route 23 in the village of Sherburne.
VESTAL (WBNG) — Incoming freshman at Binghamton University have begun moving into their dorms. Harrison Picallo, incoming freshman, says he’s glad BU has taken precautions to keep students safe. Binghamton University says it took students about 30 minutes to get their results in, and students who test positive will be placed in an isolation dorm for at least 10 days. Upon arrival, thousands of students are being tested for COVID-19. The university says they have created a dashboard on their website with daily updates on the number of positive cases. Kellie Picallo, Harrison’s mom, says she was impressed with the university’s communication and felt confident her son made the right choice choosing BU. “So if there’s anywhere to be like any college to go to,” Picallo said. “I’m kind of glad it’s here. At least if there’s any state to be in I’m glad it’s here because we’re actually caring about this issue.” “Also as parents, we’re watching the numbers at Broome County,” Kellie said. “We are really impressed with the level of safety that seems to not only in the state of New York, but in this county in particular.”