Auburn Fire Department responds to Colonial Laundromat for burning dryer

The Auburn Fire Department reports that on Wednesday around 1:30 pm they were called to the Colonial Laundromat for a general alarm. When the first crew arrived on scene, they noted moderate smoke coming from the structure, which was ultimately traced back to two dryer units that had begun burning. No injuries were reported and the fire department notes that... more

Newark fire that displaced three remains under investigation

A fire at a two-family home left three people out in the cold Tuesday morning. The Newark Volunteer Fire Department was called out by the Wayne County 911 Center around 10 a.m. for a multi-family structure fire at 123 Willow Avenue on the north side of the village. First Assistant Chief Rusty Havert was among the first firefighters on scene, noting that... more

Seneca Falls home suffers extensive damage after couch fire

On Thursday at approximately 1:30 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police responded to 90 Clinton Street in Seneca Falls for a reported couch fire inside the residence. Upon arrival, officers observed heavy black smoke exiting the residence and they were unable to gain entry into the residence. All occupants of the residence were able to exit without injury. The... more

LATEST: East Bloomfield fire started, contained to laundry room

The Latest from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department Deputies in Ontario County say that on Monday around 4:44 pm they responded to a structure fire at 64 Main Street in East Bloomfield. When deputies arrived, they reported smoke coming from the residence. East Bloomfield and Ionia Fire Departments were also on scene and extinguished the fire that had originated in... more

Valuable motorcycle collection, garage ‘total loss’ after Bristol fire

Deputies say they were called to a garage fire at 6872 South Gannett Hill Road in the Town of South Bristol after a passerby called the blaze in to authorities. When emergency personnel arrived they discovered a large, one story garage fully-engulfed and had collapsed from the fire. Naples Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The utility pole nearest... more

Wildfire destroys Newark retirees’ dream home

Nearly a year and a half ago, Dick and Kathie Reeves moved into their dream retirement home on Shields Mountain in Tennessee. “Everything was just perfect,” Dick Reeves said of the chalet, which was built in 1996 but completely renovated in 2012. “The interior was 100 percent new. It had a 42-foot deck in the back and 18-foot cathedral ceilings.... more

Grease fire breaks out in Clifton Springs home

A Clifton Springs resident was taken to the hospital on Saturday after suffering burns from a grease fire that broke out at his home at 47 Silver Street. According to Clifton Springs Fire Chief Amanda Spence, four people, including two adults and two children, were preparing food when the blaze broke out shortly before noon. An unidentified male homeowner attempted... more

Hopewell fire remains under investigation

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday around 3:21 pm crews were called to the corner of State Route 21 and Johnson Road in Hopewell for the report of a structure fire. When units arrived they found an unoccupied, abandoned building on fire. The Shortsville, Manchester, and Clifton Springs Fire Departments responded, as did the Ontario County Sheriff’s... more

Main St. fire contained to one floor in Penn Yan (photos)

The Penn Yan Police Department reports that a fire on Main Street was contained to the first floor after it was reported on Thursday shortly after noon. Officers say that they were called to 169 Main Street for the report of a house fire. Once on scene, fire was observed coming from a window on the first floor of the... more

Richmond blaze leaves five displaced; family dog dies

On Monday at approximately 4:37 pm the Honeoye-Richmond Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 4695 County Road 33 in the Town of Richmond. When firefighters arrived they observed a working fire and requested mutual aid from surrounding areas. A 13-year-old male was the only occupant at the time of the fire and he escaped the structure... more

Canandaigua Fire Chief suspended without pay for 30 days

Officials in Canandaigua say that Fire Chief Mark Marentette has been suspended without pay for 30 days. While details around the suspension are limited, officials say that the suspension hinges around ‘internal policies’. Canandaigua City Manager Ted Andrzejewski told the Canandaigua Messenger that the suspension happened Friday after a meeting between all involved parties. Marentette is being represented by attorney,... more

Dozens ousted from senior apartments after late night fire in Caroline

Dozens of people were ousted from their apartment building Friday night after a fire broke out on the first floor. The fire was reported at about 9:25 p.m. at a 24-unit apartment complex that houses elderly residents, said Beth Harrington, President of the Slaterville Fire Department. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Firefighters called back to the scene of Christmas Day fire in Romulus (photos)

Crews were called back to the scene of a Christmas Day fire on West Blaine Road in Romulus. The Ovid Fire Department notes that the house was saved. Several photos from the scene Friday morning were sent by Rachel Burkholder, who regularly contributes to FingerLakes1.com. The images she shared are below: Deputies in Seneca County say on Christmas Day they... more

Camper sustains major damage in Waterloo after fire (photos)

A camper and boat on West Main Street in Waterloo suffered major damage after a fire was discovered Monday morning. The Waterloo Police Department reports that around 7:45 am the Waterloo Fire Department responded to a residence located at 315 West Main Street in Waterloo for a camper that had caught fire in the driveway of a residence. Officers say... more

Woman critical after being rescued from apartment fire in Seneca Falls (photos)

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that on Saturday around 3:04 am emergency crews were called to a structure fire at 25 Peterman Road. The fire was said to be restricted to one unit in the apartment complex, which was identified as E6. Crews observed smoke and fire showing from the unit. Waterloo Firefighter AJ Daily and Seneca Falls Police Officer... more
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