One person critically hurt in Canandaigua fire, two first responders also treated at hospital

On Friday a little before 3 a.m. firefighters were called to a residence on Goodale Rd. in the town of Canandaigua for a house fire.

Upon arrival the house was fully-engulfed with one person trapped inside a second story bedroom.

Deputies and firefighters were able to extricate the person, who was later identified as 72-year-old Christopher Downs, of Canandaigua. He was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight for smoke inhalation.

At this time, he’s listed in critical condition, according to deputies.




A female occupant, identified as Irma Downs, 68, of the same address was able to extricate herself from the residence through a second story window prior to first responders arriving. She was transported to Thompson Hospital.

Both a firefighter and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office deputy were treated at Thompson Hospital for smoke inhalation as well. They were released.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation. Deputies say that it does not appear suspicious at this time. Bristol and Cheshire fire departments responded to the scene, as well as Canandaigua and Honeoye ambulances.

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