‘We’ll go on’: The Wolfs say they’ll ‘be fine’ after devastating fire

For years, Doris and Walter Wolf have devoted much of their time and energy to helping others in the Waterloo and Seneca County areas. Walter has been limited somewhat by dementia, but Doris remains a “super volunteer,” as many call her, for a host of organizations. Now the community they’ve helped so much is looking to help them. The Wolfs... more

Penn Yan home destroyed by fire overnight; authorities investigate cause

Police say that a Garfield Avenue home in Penn Yan was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday night after they received a call shortly before midnight. Penn Yan Police, as well as the Penn Yan Fire Department responded to 127 Garfield Avenue in Penn Yan for a possible house fire. Authorities say that upon arrival, the entire home was engulfed in... more

14 fire companies respond to Junius house fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says departments from three counties responded to a fire in Junius, which resulted in a historic home along the New York State Thruway to be called a ‘total loss’. The fire was reported at a two-story structure at 1229 Birdsey Road that is owned by Walter and Doris Wolf. Doris Wolf serves on over  a dozen... more

Vacation property in Seneca Falls a ‘total loss’ after overnight blaze

Around 11:35 pm on Tuesday, members of the Seneca Falls Fire Department, and other first responders were called to a structure fire at 2273 Lake Road Spur. The Seneca Falls Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance, and Seneca Falls Police Department were dispatched immediately. Crews arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. Additional units from the... more

Canandaigua woman has new goal after being rescued from fire

The woman rescued from an apartment building fire in Canandaigua is out of the hospital and recovering – and she is sharing her powerful story with one goal in mind. Firefighter Ben Cramer arrived at the scene alone Saturday to fight the fire – and there was no time to waste. On the other side of the thick, black smoke... more

Video shows rescue of woman from Canandaigua fire

New video shows the rescue of a woman from an apartment fire in Canandaigua on Saturday. Crews responded to the Camelot Square Apartment Complex Saturday afternoon. The video comes from a firefighter’s helmet. They were able to rescue the woman who was stuck in a first floor bedroom. She was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation. WHEC: Read... more

West Niles Fire Department audit shows lack of financial activity oversight

An audit of the West Niles Fire Department cites a lack of documentation and clarity of financial activities. The audit was released by the New York State Comptroller’s Office for the audit period of Jan. 1, 2016 – July 26, 2017; with an objective to determine if the board of directors provided adequate oversight of operations “to ensure financial activity... more

Two hospitalized at Upstate after water rescue in Owasco Lake

Firefighters were involved in a water rescue, which took place on Sunday afternoon. The incident unfolded in Owasco Lake near 4768 West Lake Road, according to first responders, who said that it took around 30 minutes to retrieve the individual from the water. Scanner traffic indicates that the person was in a kayak when it overturned — resulting in the... more

Firefighters rescue wheelchair bound female from apartment fire in Canandaigua

Officials say a wheelchair bound woman was had to be rescued from an apartment fire in Canandaigua. The fire broke out during the early-afternoon hours at Camelot Square Apartment Rentals. Crews were called to the fire, which officials say was contained to a single unit. Two individuals escaped but a third had to be rescued from the unit. She was... more

Firefighters battle Fleming blaze in frigid conditions

Firefighters from around Cayuga County battled a house fire in frigid temperatures on West Lake Road in Fleming Friday night. The call came in as a structure fire, and the first units on-scene reported smoke in the area, which quickly was determined to be caused by an active fire. First responders from Fleming, Owasco, Moravia, Union Springs, Scipio, Auburn, and... more

Deputies identify victims of mobile home fire

Deputies have identified the two individuals who died in a fire that destroyed a mobile home on Dec. 27 in Newfield as Alton Hile Jr., 51, and Sandy Robinson, 71. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire at Ward Heights Trailer Park by Douglas Road near the intersection of Ward Heights North at 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 27,... more

Police: Cayuga Centers fire deemed ‘suspicious’

The Auburn Police Department has teamed up with fire officials to investigate a fire this week at a Cayuga Centers residence. On Wednesday, Auburn Police Captain James Moore confirmed that APD is assisting the fire department in its investigation at 202 Franklin St. The fire, which occurred Monday night, was contained to a closet in the first-floor bathroom and displaced... more

Fire at Cayuga Centers residence in Auburn under investigation

The Auburn Fire Department is investigating a bathroom closet fire at a Cayuga Centers residence on 202 Franklin St. Monday night. It is the second fire at that home in less than a month. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Fritz said there were no injuries, but four staff members and five youth residents had to be relocated to the organization's main... more

Crews battle large house fire, freezing temps in Auburn

An Auburn home was damaged in a heavy fire that displaced a woman and her dogs early Monday morning. At around 3:30 a.m. New Year’s Day, the Auburn Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the intersection of Washington and Orchard streets. Upon arrival, Auburn Fire Captain Matt Quill said firefighters found the house at 29 Orchard St.... more

Two-car crash in Sennett prompts multi-department response

Crews in Cayuga County were called to a two-car crash in Sennett, which happened just before 5:30 pm. First responders say that Sennett Fire Department, Skaneateles Rescue, AMR Ambulance, as well as Saves Ambulance were called to the scene near County Line Road and Franklin Street Road. According to first responders, only minor injuries were reported in the accident. This... more
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