The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has provided an official narrative to the fire, which completely destroyed a barn on Disinger Rd. in Waterloo.
According to Sheriff Luce, deputies responded to a structure fire at 3139 Disinger Rd. They say the barn on the property suffered extensive damage and was considered a total loss — while a nearby home suffered minor damage.
The owner of the barn was identified as Thelma S. Dadson, 96, of the same address. Deputies say Dadson was home at the time of the fire and was escorted to safety.
The Fayette Fire Department responded with assistance from Border City, Varick, Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Romulus, Ovid, Magee, Junius and Canoga fire departments.
North Seneca Ambulance was also called to the scene. The fire was ruled as a possible electrical fire, and according to reports — was holding fire wood at the time of the incident.
The structure was insured, according to deputies.
The call came in shortly before 7 pm, but crews were not able to save a barn filled with firewood in Fayette.
The first crews on-scene confirmed a barn fire, and reported that the structure was a storage unit filled with wood. The address called out by first responders was 3039 Disinger Rd., which is off of County House Rd.
A tanker task force was called to the scene, and resulted in nearly-every tanker in Seneca County being ushered to the Disinger Rd. blaze.
While no official cause has been identified, as the investigation remains active — photos from the scene show that the barn was completely destroyed.
Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Fayette and Varick all were called to the scene.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.