Barn a ‘total loss’ after structure fire in Geneva

Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire at 2938 County Rd. 6 on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Oaks Corners Fire Department the reported structure fire initially was toned out as a warehouse. That fire turned out to be a barn, which was located at the address on County Rd. 6.

Oaks Corners Deputy Chief Maney and North Side Chief Beckers arrived shortly thereafter and reported heavy fire showing from a large pole barn with an exposure problem. Those officials were concerned about a large two-story barn and a propane tank both about ten feet away, according to a post to Facebook by the Oaks Corners Fire Department.

According to the update, North Side Fire Department Tanker 1932, Engine 1931 and Oaks Corners Fire Department Engine 3211 arrived on scene at almost the same time with T1932 and E1931 pulling directly up the driveway to the barns and E3211 laying a supply line from the hydrant.

The report indicates that E3211 provided water supply for the North Side trucks and provided manpower to staff attack and exposure lines. Heavy Rescue 3271, Squad 3261, and Brush Truck 3251 provided manpower and rehab support. The OCFD Auxiliary responded with drinking water and ice.

The Border City Fire Department provided stand-by coverage for North Side and then were directed to the scene for additional manpower. Altogether, 22 firefighters were at the scene, according to the update.

Phelps and Lyons Fire Departments also provided stand-by coverage for Oaks Corners and North Side districts as they battled the barn blaze.

Seneca Castle Fire Department assisted with traffic control, and County Road 6 was closed for more than an hour as crews worked at the scene.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fire. Officials note that it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.