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UPDATE: Elderly woman ID’d as second victim in fatal fire in Naples (video)

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero called the deadly fire in Naples ‘devastating’ and said that it would be a time consuming and involved process as crews continue working at the scene. Family has been notified, but at least one person is dead after a fire ravaged a ranch style home on County Road 36. “The destruction caused by this fire... more

Ionia Volunteer Fire Co. rebuilds after station fire

An official grand opening and dedication for the Ionia Volunteer Fire Co.’s new fire station — constructed to replace the original building destroyed by a 2015 fire — is planned for July 28, the third anniversary of the blaze. The Ionia Volunteer Fire Co. was organized in 1954, with the original two-bay building built in 1955. An addition was added... more

Volunteers to install 100 free smoke alarms across the Finger Lakes

The American Red Cross is getting ready to Sound the Alarm against home fires. From April 28th to May 13th, thousands of Red Cross volunteers and partners across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in just 16 days in communities at high risk for fires. Volunteers will be installing 100 free smoke alarms across Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and... more

LATEST: Home on Ovid St. devastated by fire (video & photos)

First responders were called to 71 Ovid Street for the report of a structure fire Monday afternoon. The call came in around 2 p.m. and prompted response from Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Fayette, and Geneva fire departments. Scanner traffic indicates that the home is the one located on the corner of Chapin and Ovid streets. Ovid Street was shut down around... more

“It’s going to be tough forever”: Woman returns home after fatal Palmyra fire

The woman and her grandson injured in a fatal fire this week are both out of the hospital. The fire started just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the home on East Palmyra Port Gibson Road. Ginger Sullivan was burned on her hands and face trying to save her 84-year-old mother, Dorothy Bouwens, from the flames. “I think I wouldn’t... more

Dog dies in Manchester structure fire after reported ‘explosion’

Firefighters were called to a home explosion in Port Gibson on Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard an explosion around 12:30 p.m. at a home along Rt. 31 near Hanley Road. Police say at least two families lived inside the home; and that one family dog died in the fire. No one was at home at the time of the... more

LATEST: Officials give update on fatal Palmyra blaze

The East Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to 1569 East Palmyra-Port Gibson Road around 2:53 a.m. on Tuesday for a reported structure fire. According to Sheriff Barry Virts, firefighters found a home fully-involved upon arrival. The fire department was assisted by units from Port Gibson, Palmyra, Newark, and Marion – along with ambulances from Finger Lakes Ambulance and Port Gibson.... more

Sheriff provides update on explosion, structure fire at Moore Street home in Waterloo

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce provided an update on the explosion and fire reported in Waterloo earlier this week – noting that the investigation remains active. Deputies responded to 31 Moore Street in the Town of Waterloo for the reported structure fire. When patrol arrived it was reported that the fire was due to an explosion created when work was... more

Two barns heavily damaged by fire on Tuesday

As of 1 p.m. overhaul was in progress at the scene of a structure fire involving two barns on Silver Street Road in Fleming. Fleming, Owasco, Throop, Sennett, Scipio and Union Springs fire departments were on-scene, according to first responders, who said that the two barns were fully-involved when crews arrived. Aurelius’ RIT team was also called to the scene.... more

Video shows large structure fire in Canandaigua overnight, remains under investigation

A barn on Gibson Street in Canandaigua was a total loss after a major structure fire during the overnight hours. The fire was first reported int he area of Wood and Gibson streets. While the barn was located in-between multiple homes — just a few blocks away from Sonnenberg Gardens — no homes were damaged. Working structure fire at 54... more

Fire destroys storage shed, tools in Victor

The cause of a fire that destroyed a storage shed at a Dryer Road home Monday afternoon remains under investigation, but investigators believe the blaze started as a result of a burning brush pile. Victor and Fishers firefighters responded to the call of a structure fire at 7134 Dryer Road, shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. A passing motorist reported seeing... more

LATEST: Fleming field fire caused by resident burning piece of furniture (photos)

On Monday crews responded to a field fire in Cayuga County. The fire was reportedly spreading fast when first responders arrived on-scene — and even approaching a barn. Fleming, Throop, Owasco, Scipio, Union Springs, Auburn and Moravia fire departments were called to the scene on Dietrich Road. Grass fire on Dietrich Rd. In Fleming. pic.twitter.com/X3B1iPWaqR — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) April... more

UPDATED: Teen charged with arson after Auburn fire (photos)

A pair of 16-year-olds were arrested and charged in connection with a major fire that was reported Saturday morning. The vacant building, which those in the area say had been empty for nearly two decades — was located on Perrine Street. The two teens, who were seen leaving the building shortly before the fire was reported — were located on... more

Public’s help requested after fire at Barr Transportation in Auburn

Authorities in Cayuga County are trying to determine the origin of a fire at Barr Transportation on York Street. The fire, which is now under investigation by the Auburn Police Department and Auburn Fire Department — destroyed three tractor-trailers, and seriously damaged another. There was even a diesel spill as result of the fire, due to a melting tank. The... more

Junius cabin destroyed, fire deemed accidental after investigation

An investigation determined that a Junius fire started in a wood stove, which resulted in a cabin on West Townline Road to be deemed a ‘total loss’. Around 7:42 p.m. on Saturday deputies along with Junius, Magee, Waterloo, Clyde, and Oaks Corners fire departments responded to 1238 West Townline Road for a reported structure fire. The call originally came in... more

Cabin fire under investigation in Phelps

A fully-involved cabin fire was reported on West Townline Road in Phelps Saturday evening. The call was reported around 7:45 p.m., when Junius and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene. Crews on-scene confirmed a fully-involved cabin, with visible smoke in the sky. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Oaks corners responding with a... more

Crews respond to fire at Weedsport supermarket

Multiple departments were initially called out in Weedsport for a possible commercial structure fire on North Seneca Street. While the fire was out upon arrival — the location firefighters were called to is a local supermarket. The call came in a little after 7 p.m., according to first responders. Weedsport, Port Byron, Jordan, and Elbridge fire departments were called to... more
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