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Overnight fire at Kings and Queens Court Apartments in Auburn

An overnight fire at Kings and Queens Court Apartments in Auburn temporarily evacuated residents at the 65 and 63 South Street apartments around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Auburn Fire Department arrived on the scene at 3:29 a.m. after getting a call at 3:27 a.m. Multiple residents called in the fire. The fire department said the fire was contained to the kitchen... more

TCAT bus destroyed after fire on Rt. 96

Around 4:45 p.m. on Friday the Trumansburg Fire Department and Ithaca Fire Department responded to the 1600 block of Route 96 for the report of a TCAT bus that was filling with smoke. By the time firefighters arrived on scene, the bus was fully-engulfed. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters — but the bus was a total... more

Pickup truck destroyed in King Ferry blaze (photo)

On Saturday firefighters responded to the report of a burning pickup truck. King Ferry and Genoa fire departments responded to the incident, which resulted in the truck being destroyed. Firefighters say that there were no injuries fighting the blaze. No other damage was reported.  It’s unclear if the fire is under investigation at this time. This story will be updated... more

Fishers Fire District commissioners reject consolidating with Victor Fire Department

Fishers Fire District commissioners Tuesday voted against consolidating with the Victor Fire Department to form a new Victor Consolidated Fire District. The vote was three opposed to two in favor. It was the fourth scheduled vote for Fishers, three of which saw eleventh-hour cancellations in November and December. The commissioners — most newly seated in December — were voting on... more

Multiple departments respond to Conquest fire (photos)

Firefighters brought a Conquest garage fire under control within 30 minutes, according to first responders on Monday night. Passerby reports indicated that smoke could be seen a significant distance from the source of the fire in Cayuga County. Crews responded to 2033 River Road around 7 p.m. Multiple departments responded to the scene. Conquest, Montezuma, Port Byron, Weedsport, Jordan, and... more

The first first responders: A look at the lives of Cayuga County 911 dispatchers

On Feb. 16, 1968, an Alabama state senator made the first 911 call in the United States. The call was placed at 2 o’clock on a Friday afternoon from the mayor’s office in Haleyville, Alabama, and others soon followed suit. By 1973, the White House acknowledged the benefits of 911 and encouraged the rest of the nation to adopt the... more

UPDATE: Walmart re-opened in Waterloo after temporary evacuation

While details are still sporadic, the Walmart located on North Road in Seneca Falls was temporarily evacuated on Saturday. A pipe is located on the outside of the building caused the evacuation. A fire alarm went off around 11 a.m. and customers were told by store associates that it ‘was not a false alarm’. They were instructed to leave immediately.... more

Phelps fire likely caused by unattended cooking on stove

On Tuesday around 5:10 p.m. firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in Phelps after it was discovered by the residents. Phelps and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene, with initial units arriving on-scene — reporting smoke coming from the single-story multi-family structure. Phelps FD and Oaks Corner FD are finishing up from a structure fire on County... more

Crews respond to fire at Ray’s Restaurant in Canandaigua

Firefighters in Canandaigua were called to the scene of a restaurant fire on State Route 332 around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A fire at Ray’s Restaurant located at 2510 State Route 332 was quickly extinguished, but not before first responders reported seeing flames on the roof of the building. Additional details about the incident were not available this morning. This... more

Will Fishers consolidate or not?

After more than eight months of debate, the Fishers Fire District Board of Commissioners will at last decide what, if any, the district’s role will be in a proposed Victor Consolidated Fire District. Two public meetings are set: On Tuesday, March 13, commissioners will hammer out salary details for newly promoted lieutenants in executive session, and discuss regular business in... more

Crews respond to Aurelius barn fire on Friday

Multiple departments in Cayuga and Seneca counties were called to a second alarm barn fire in Aurelius on Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene show the barn fully-engulfed. Aurelius, Throop, Cayuga, Auburn, Seneca Falls, Fleming, Owasco and Waterloo fire departments responded to the scene on Basswood Road. The specific address of the fire was reported at 6410 Basswood Road in... more

Fire breaks out at senior living complex in Williamson

A grease fire caused extensive damage to an apartment at a senior living facility in Williamson Tuesday night. Firefighters say the fire was contained to one apartment at the Williamson Orchard Estate Apartments. No one inside was hurt. Mutual aid was called in from several fire departments. The American Red Cross is providing assistance for those displaced by the fire.... more

UPDATE: Investigation underway into fire that destroyed Wayne Co. home

First responders say a newspaper delivery person called 911 after witnessing flames shooting out of a vacant house on Lake Road in Williamson. The Pultneyville Fire Department responded to the house fire, which happened on Lake Road, near Hamilton Street. Pultneyville fire with mutual aid fighting this house fire on Mill st. Pultneyville-Williamson, Wayne County. #roc @SPECNewsROC pic.twitter.com/IGVQprBR3N — scott... more

Sheriff Spike: Winter storm claims one life in Yates County, 911 Center flooded with calls

The winter storm that blasted the region with heavy snow and strong winds over the last 24 hours has resulted in one fatality, according to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike. In an update on conditions around the county, Spike said that first responders were very busy with weather-related calls. He said Yates County 911 had to call-in extra staff to... more

Tops supermarket in Wayne Co. closed after Thursday morning fire

A fire broke out at a Tops grocery store in Wayne County early Thursday morning. Employees tell News10NBC the Tops on Furnace Road in Ontario will most likely be closed for the rest of the day. We’re still waiting to hear from management to confirm that. The fire started around 4 a.m. Thursday morning near the oven in the grocery... more

City of Canandaigua asks, What would make you volunteer?

It’s no secret Canandaigua is seeking community members interested in volunteer firefighting. And, after a gathering last week of local fire companies, it’s also no secret that many are facing difficulties in finding volunteers, for a variety of reasons, including time and training commitments, family situations and more. To help attract volunteers, the city has posted a survey of a... more

Fire department: Dog, candle caused small house fire in Auburn

Auburn firefighters extinguished a small house fire Tuesday night after a family's dog nudged some bedding near a candle, fire officials said. The fire broke out at around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at 115 Osborne St. Upon arrival, the Auburn Fire Department said first responders witnessed the residents tossing burning material out a bedroom window and rushed to put out the... more
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