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Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday

A shed on County Road 4 in the Town of Stanley was a total loss after firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze Saturday morning.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 12:43 am on Saturday, the report came in of a structure fire at 2033 County Road 4. Deputies say that Richard Helstrom, 76, of Stanley had just finished mowing his neighbor’s lawn. He reportedly parked the mower inside the shed, and just 20 minutes later – the structure was fully-engulfed.

The Seneca Castle Fire Department extinguished the fire. No one was injured during the incident and deputies say that the fire was not suspicious.

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