Last night the Village of Stamford experienced a tragic fire including 64 Main Street which housed Windstar Realty and displaced six families. In addition, 60 Main Street where Halfacre Restaurant is located was lost, displacing five additional families. There were four people transported to local hospitals, 2 firemen and 2 tenants, all with minor non-life-threatening injuries. In total 21 fire departments responded either on the scene or as standby coverage. Delaware County Emergency Services along with the local fire departments were aided at the scene by the New York State Police, New York State Department of Transportation, the Schoharie County Fire Coordinators Office, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the Schoharie County
Sheriff’s Office. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Delaware County Emergency Services Office.

As this is an active scene, still under investigation, we would ask that people please stay safely away from the buildings as their structural integrity is unknown making them unsafe to be in or near. Our team here at the County is committed to working closely with the Village of Stamford and the local code office to ensure the scene is secured as soon as possible, but in the meantime ask that people stay safely away from the site.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors would like to thank all of those that responded to assist. Our local volunteer fire departments along with support from the state and both Delaware and Schoharie County agencies successfully saved the neighboring structures and made sure no lives were lost in this tragedy. Through several social media posts the generosity of our little towns and villages has been overwhelming. Many offers to donate clothing, household products or supplies have been pouring in. In an effort to coordinate these donations the Delaware County
Office Building at 111 Main Street in Delhi will accept donations at the Security desk. Delaware County staff will coordinate with the Village of Stamford to deliver the donations and distribute them.

Delaware County has several dedicated and professional agencies ready to assist as needed. Here is a brief list of agencies and their contact information. If you are in need of help and do not know who to contact, please feel free to contact the Supervisors Office at (607) 832-5110 and we will direct you to the appropriate agency for your needs. You can also go to the Delaware County Webpage to seek out services provided. All contact information is listed there for any agency or department you may need.

  • Delaware County Social Services – (607) 832-5300
  • Delaware County Office for the Aging – (607) 832-5750
  • Delaware County Veterans Services Agency – (607) 832-5345
  • Delaware County Mental Health – (607) 832-5888
  • Delaware County Public Health – (607) 832-5200
  • Delaware County Economic Development – (607) 832-5123
  • Delaware Opportunities – (607) 746-1600

Again, we are extremely grateful for all first responders that aided during the fire through the night and into today. It is truly miraculous that no lives were lost, and damages were reduced as best as could be hoped for. It is a testament to the volunteers and emergency service agencies in Delaware and our neighboring rural counties.

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