Public hearing set for proposed Fishers Fire District $4.1M budget

A proposed $4.1 million spending plan will be the subject of a public hearing for Fishers Fire District residents this week. The district’s Board of Fire Commissioners (BOFC) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Fishers Fire Station 2, 380 High Street in Victor. Up for review is the 2017 draft budget that would... more

Passerby hospitalized with severe burns saving home from fire in Canandaigua

On Friday at approximately 6:56 pm deputies in Ontario County, Hopewell Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance responded to 3499 State Route 247 in the Town of Hopewell for the report of fire in a kitchen. The cause of the fire was found to be cooking oil on the stove top.Keisha Hilkert, 25, of Canandaigua was able to get both of... more

No injuries in Odessa-Montour school bus fire

On Tuesday morning at 6:58 am, the Odessa Fire Department was dispatches to Steam Mill Road in the Town of Catherine for a reported school bus fire. According to a release issued by the Odessa Fire Department, firefighters “found a well-involved school bus fire” upon arrival. Firefighters had the fire extinguished quickly but remained on the scene to deal with... more

Structure fire on Ovid Street in Seneca Falls Tuesday afternoon

Fire fighters responded to a structure fire that started on the outside of a home located at 192 Ovid Street in Seneca Falls on Tuesday afternoon around 1 pm. Neighbors say the fire was on the outside of the home, spread to the roof and then aggressively moved throughout. One person was home at the time. He was attempting to... more

Canandaigua fire leaves home ‘likely unrepairable’

The occupant of a mobile home at 129 Saltonstall St. escaped injury Monday afternoon when a fire under the floor caused the dwelling to fill with smoke. According to Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette, the fire started beneath the floor toward the rear of the unit. Canandaigua firefighters responded just before 1:30 p.m., he said, and had the fire under... more

North Rose-Huron adding second firehouse

Last month, North Rose-Huron Fire District officials broke ground on the construction of a new firehouse. The reason for a second facility: concern for the safety of residents under the current department’s abilities. “Residents might be able to get quicker response to the calls they make since the fire trucks will be closer to their homes and will have fewer... more

Hopewell Volunteer Fire Dept supports home emergency access program

A firefighter breaking down a door of a burning home is an iconic image, but Hopewell volunteer firefighters are offering an alternative to the damage caused by using that kind of force. Chief Ray Crombe of the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department recently announced that his department has established a new emergency program that provides a rapid access system to a... more

Cause of massive barn fire in Phelps unknown, but not suspicious

Officials in Ontario County report that the fire at 1382 County Road 23 in the Town of Phelps, located at the DeBoover Family Farm caused no injuries to people or animals. Deputies say that two people driving by the farm noticed smoke coming from a metal barn used to store hay and called 911. Several fire departments responded to put out... more

Two minors charged with felony arson after setting vehicle on fire

On Friday, September 23rd at approximately 10:50 pm officers in Seneca Falls were called to Jimmer’s Auto for the report of a vehicle fire. The Seneca Falls Fire Department also responded to the scene, alongside the Seneca Falls Police Department. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle to be fully engulfed. The fire caused damage to two other vehicles, according to... more

UPDATE: Cause of Waterloo home explosion under investigation (video)

While no official cause of the fire and explosion that was felt in Waterloo, as a mobile home exploded Tuesday morning – some believe that propane tanks could have been to blame. Waterloo Fire Chief told News 10NBC that “the park is unique” in that it utilizing propane instead of natural gas, which means that each individual home is handling... more

Town considers cutting off fire protection funding for Ithaca College

The question of whether or not Cornell pays its fair share is a well-worn one in Ithaca — but it’s less often that the same question comes up in regarding Ithaca College. In recent years, the Town of Ithaca has been in talks with IC about paying a contribution to the town for fire protection services. Read More more

New firehouse on Fayette board agenda

The Town Board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss the Canoga Fire Department’s plans to build a new fire house and its impact on fire protection taxes. The meeting will be in the Town Building, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road. Some town officials suggested a merger of the Canoga and Fayette Fire Departments. Read More more

Clyde Fire Department uniform is full of history

In Richard Muoio’s upstairs closet is a jacket with an interesting history. And the Clyde man shared its story last week, as a police scanner buzzed in the background. This 110-year-old fire uniform was first worn by William G. Overocker in 1906 for Clyde Fire Department parades and social events. Overocker owned a drugstore in downtown Clyde Read More at... more

Twenty-year-old man falsely pulls fire alarm at FLCC Suites

On Saturday morning at 2:08 am, Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the FLCC Suites in the Town of Hopewell for the report of a fire alarm. Upon arrival, no smoke or fire was found. An investigation revealed that Sean R. Kelly, age 20 of Medford, NY, intentionally and falsely pulled the fire alarm. He was arrested for falsely reporting... more

UPDATE: Palmyra man ID’d after taking his own life, setting house on fire

Police in Palmyra have identified the individual who set his house on fire before taking his own life this week. John Pulver, 50, of Palmyra was pulled from the destroyed home early Wednesday morning.  According to reports, neighbors say that the individual inside the Palmyra house, which caught fire and burned down – intentionally set the blaze immediately before shooting... more
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