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Reports: Two airlifted from scene of motorcycle crash in Lodi

Two people were airlifted from the scene of a crash with injuries, according to the Ovid Fire Department, who posted an update on a busy day to Facebook. LifeNet and Mercy Flight transported the patients to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. Extent of the injuries was not known, but according to Ovid FD — Schuyler Ambulance and South Seneca Ambulance both... more

Barn fire results in extensive losses

Torrey farm owners Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens are assessing the extensive damage from a large fire that happened at their Ridge Road farm overnight, Sept. 23 – 24. Mary-Howell has listed losses on her facebook post that include hay, straw, grain, equipment, pigs, calves and vehicles. Multiple fire departments were dispatched to the scene around 11 p.m. Saturday night, and... more

New Canandaigua fire chief named

A new Canandaigua fire chief is getting ready to start the job on Monday. Frank Magnera was named city fire chief, City Manager John Goodwin announced today. He replaces Acting Fire Chief Ben Cramer, who took over the leadership of the department after former Fire Chief Mark Marentette was terminated earlier in the year. Magnera most recently worked for Avangrid... more

Auburn Fire Department: Child started small microwave fire

An air conditioning remote placed into a microwave was the culprit of a small electrical fire in the city of Auburn Friday morning. Mike Grady, assistant fire chief of the Auburn Fire Department, said a toddler at the home of 48 Chase St. placed the remote inside the device and turned it on before going outside with family members to... more

Sen. Helming announces $500K in funding for volunteer fire departments

Senator Pamela A. Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua) announced $500,000 in funding through this year’s New York State budget in grants for local volunteer fire departments in communities throughout the 54th District. These grants will go toward helping departments purchase such lifesaving equipment as Jaws of Life, automated external defibrillators, turnout gear for firefighters, and many other important tools that firefighters use to... more

Fayette barn leveled after Saturday evening blaze (photos)

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.... more

Port Byron home damaged in Saturday afternoon blaze

First responders in Cayuga County were called to Port Byron for a reported structure fire Saturday afternoon. The call came in shortly after noontime, and reportedly started on the back deck of the structure. The fire then spread into the home, from that back deck area. When the first crews from Port Byron arrived at the scene, which was listed... more

Three residents evacuate as fire destroys Groton house

Three Groton residents were able to escape from a house that was destroyed by a fire during a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters received a report of a fire at 470 Pleasant Valley Road around 3 p.m., according to the Tompkins County Emergency Dispatch Center. They arrived at the scene at 3:08 p.m. The fire had spread throughout the house before... more

Nolan’s fire ruled accidental, started with kitchen burner

The fire that knocked down a Canandaigua restaurant over the summer has been ruled accidental. On July 13th, Nolan’s was reported as a structure fire around 5:25 am after smoke was noticed by a passerby. Canandaigua City Police and Fire arrived minutes later to find the interior of the structure fully-engulfed in smoke. The Canandaigua City Police Department and Canandaigua... more

UPDATE: Family displaced, dog dies after Niles housefire

There weren’t any injuries reported, but crews were busy at an early morning fire in the Town of Niles. The structure fire was initially reported at 4582 Route 38A, which according to reporting by the Auburn Citizen took the life of a family dog. The family living on the property was also displaced, per Citizen reporting. The call came in... more

VIDEO: Tractor-trailer in Cayuga Co. becomes fully-engulfed with flames

Multiple crews in Cayuga County were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer fire, which temporarily slowed traffic in the area of Highbridge Rd. and North Street Rd. The truck was fully-involved according to initial responders, and video from the scene confirmed. The dramatic video shows the tractor-trailer fully-engulfed. Sennett, Throop, Aurelius, and Weedsport Fire Departments all responded to the... more

Tractor-trailer catches fire on SR 14 in Geneva

Deputies say a tractor-trailer fire resulted in the White Springs and West Lake Road fire departments to be called to the scene on State Route 14. The fire was noticed by the operator of the tractor-trailer around 12:24 pm on Thursday. Douglas Shoemarker, 59, of Shortsville noticed the rear tires on the passenger’s side of the trailer were on fire.... more

Cayuga County fire department gets $130K to add recruits, create pension program

A volunteer fire department in Cayuga County has been awarded more than $130,000 to add recruits and establish a pension program for its members. The Sennett Fire Department will receive $130,120 through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. The grant was announced by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. "Whether it's... more

Ten fire districts respond to Fleming barn fire; structure a ‘total loss’

Fire investigators are currently working to determine the cause of a barn fire in Fleming. The Fleming Volunteer Fire Department was called to a home at 4913 Silver Street Rd. and according to Deputy Chief Andy Campbell told the Auburn Citizen that a barn in front of a house at the address was a ‘total loss’ after the blaze. It... more

Update: Eight families impacted after Dryden apartment complex fire

Eight families and 31 residents have been impacted after a large fire at the Poets Landing Apartments in Dryden, according to the American Red Cross. At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dryden firefighters responded to a reported “fire on a porch spreading rapidly.” Firefighters still on the scene as of 9 p.m., according to a Tompkins County dispatcher, but all roads... more
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