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West Bloomfield fire requires six departments to contain

On Sunday around 11:47 pm the West Bloomfield Fire Department, as well as the Ionia Fire Department were dispatched to a reported building fire behind a house at 1742 Lefevre Rd. In the Town of West Bloomfield. The first firefighters on-scene reported a working structure fire and requested mutual aid from neighboring departments. Due to the remote location of the... more

Multiple departments respond to barn fire in Fayette

Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Border City Fire, and the Fayette FastTeam were called to the area of Watts Rd. and Canoga Rd. for the report of the barn fire. First responders say a tanker task force was requested to the scene, which involved a hay fire inside a barn. The fire was put out after a short period of time, and... more

Nolan’s plan gets Canandaigua city OKs

Nolan’s is one step closer to reopening. The Canandaigua City Planning Commission on Tuesday night gave the OK for a special use permit, site-plan review and architectural review for a $1.6 million, 18,000-square-foot restaurant project. The owners, Nick Violas and Kate Nolan, are hoping to open in May at the same South Main Street location where their previous building was... more

‘Holy’ grain saved; barn raising starts

The fire that struck the Martens family farm recently could have been devastating to a family less optimistic than Klaas & Mary-Howell. Drawing inspiration from their faith, their family, the supportive community around them, and the mercy of Providence, they keep seeing the blessings in the midst of what could have been a disaster for them if they were alone.... more

Nolan’s seeks federal aid, faces community skepticism

The owner of Nolan’s restaurant in Canandaigua, destroyed by fire in July, predicted growth, more jobs, and more tax revenue for the city if the restaurant receives community development aid to rebuild, as skeptics question such a use a public money. “From my perspective, the answer is ‘yes,’ it’s appropriate,’” Nick Violas, co-owner of Nolan’s told News 10 NBC. “I... more

Nolan’s rebuild in Canandaigua could get NY boost

City officials have agreed to help gain funding for the reconstruction of a local landmark restaurant destroyed by fire on July 13. Nick Violas and Kate Nolan, owners of Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake, have plans to rebuild their restaurant and catering headquarters at 726 S. Main St. for for $1.6 million, with a projected opening date of May 2018. On... more

Fire at Mobile Graphics in Victor shuts down Rt. 96

An early-morning fire on Main St. in Victor kept first responders busy for hours, as State Rt. 96 was temporarily shut down. The fire broke out at “Mobile Graphics,” according to fire officials, and photos from the scene show significant damage to the structure itself. Fire at a business in victor. Lots of fire and police crews on scene. More... more

Clifton Springs firefighters welcome superfan

It would be tough to find another 13-year-old who loves firefighting as much as Joey Abt does. The bright-eyed, inquisitive, smiling young man with Down syndrome says he hopes to fight fires himself, one day. “I love fireman, I love dispatching,” he declared on Saturday while touring the Clifton Springs Fire Department. Joey tackles his busy life with a sense... more

Burdett to get new $2.83M fire station, village offices

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has approved a loan for $2.83 million with an accompanying grant of $211,000 to the Village of Burdett to build a fire station and village offices. Congressman Tom Reed made the announcement this week. The Rural Development funds will assist the village to construct a 10,000 square foot building that will house... more

LATEST: Clyde laundromat fire remains under investigation

In an update on Friday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said that the investigation into the cause of the fire remains active. Sheriff Barry Virts added that the structure suffered severe damage, but that there were no reported injuries at the scene. Original Story The Columbia St. blaze, which resulted in a laundromat being completely destroyed started in the roof,... more

Crews discover body while investigating Canandaigua apartment fire

Investigators at the scene of a late-morning fire at Camelot Court Apartments off North Main Street found a person dead in the apartment. It is not yet known whether the death was related to the fire. The Canandaigua Police Department is investigating with the assistance of the New York State Police and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. The Canandaigua Fire... more

HAZMAT called to Victor post office after leaking package

The Victor Fire Department was called to the Victor Post Office around 9:30 am after a package was found leaking. According to reports, the leaking package caused a post office workers’ hands to become tingly, which prompted the call. The inspection service took over the investigation as of 10:05 am and all other units had returned, according to reports. Details... more

Garage a ‘total loss’ after Phelps fire

On Wednesday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office was called to the report of a fully-involved fire. Clifton Springs, Phelps, and Oaks Corners fire departments responded to the scene, as well as Phelps Ambulance and Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies for a garage fire. Deputies say the garage was separated from the house, and the structure was deemed a ‘total loss’. Investigators... more

Fire strikes Martens’ organic farm in Torrey

Fire, one of any farmer’s worst fears, struck the Martens’ family farm, one of the largest organic grain producers in the nation, Saturday night, Sept. 23. At approximately 10:45 p.m. Yates County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Hansen was returning home from a long shift when he passed the farm on Ridge Road in Torrey, and saw the main barns already filled... more

Trumansburg school bus catches fire en route to soccer game

Trumanburg Central School District girls soccer teams were forced to evacuate a school bus Monday after it caught on fire. No injuries were reported, school officials said. The bus was taking the varsity and modified girls soccer teams to a game at the Marathon Central School District Monday afternoon. IthacaJournal.com: Read More Trumansburg school bus engulfed in flames Monday #Twithacahttps://t.co/nfi97miS2z... more
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