Fire at Vance Metal in Geneva started with sand blaster

In an update from deputies on Friday, the details around a fire at Vance Metal in Geneva are becoming clearer.

Deputies say that the call came to Ontario County 911 around 11:35 pm. It was a reported structure fire, which prompted the response of Northside Fire, Geneva Fire, Oaks Corners Fire, Seneca Castle Fire, Phelps Fire, Junius Fire, White Springs Fire and Finger Lakes Ambulance.

The fire was located on Gambee Road, at the Vance Metal Fabricators location. Specifically, the fire was contained to building four on the property.

All employees evacuated. Building number four is used for sand blasting, which is believed to be where the fire started, as one of the machines used for sand blasting inside the building caught fire.

It remains under investigation.

Original Story

Those on the scene said a fire, which broke out around midnight last night was the result of a sand blaster at the facility. According to first responders, employees tried to put out the blaze, but it was ultimately too much.

The report came in right around midnight for the facility located at 251 Gambee Road in Geneva. Those crews also attributed training for fighting fires at facilities like the one in Geneva — for their ability to quickly tamp down the fire.

The structure itself was mot damaged in the fire, but some equipment inside was damaged. The extent or cost of the damage is unclear.

Mutual aid was called from around the area for the fire. This story will be updated throughout the day. will have more information on the incident when it becomes available. Updates will be posted here.