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Canandaigua fire service changes set in motion

Canandaigua fire service changes set in motion
Several steps are being taken to address staffing in the Canandaigua Fire Department, while other suggestions to improve fire protection likely will take some time. But a great deal of time, thought and work has been spent over the last year in studying the issue of providing fire service, Mayor Ellen Polimeni said — with some results now. “I think... more

South Bristol home destroyed by fire early-Sunday

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First responders believe a golf cart could be to blame for a South Bristol home being completely destroyed after a morning fire. The call came in to dispatchers around 5:30 a.m. A neighbor spotted the structure burning on Longs Point Drive in South Bristol. By the time first responders — including firefighters — arrive on-scene it was fully-engulfed. Not only... more

Auburn firefighters quickly knock down kitchen fire

Auburn firefighters quickly knock down kitchen fire
A house fire in Auburn was put out within minutes of Auburn Fire Department's response. At 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, an oven fire at an Oak Creek Town Homes unit on Quill Avenue was quickly extinguished, the fire department said. No severe structural damage was done, and no injuries were reported. The Auburn Citizen: Read More more

Police: Geneva man charged with arson after rooftop fire

Police: Geneva man charged with arson after rooftop investigation
The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 22-year-old city resident following an arson investigation. On Sunday around 5:58 p.m. officers arrested Joshua T. Oakley, 22, of Geneva with fourth-degree arson — a Class E felony. Police say he started a fire on the roof of a building — causing damage to that structure. The building was located on... more

Two killed in South Bristol blaze identified; investigation into cause continues (full coverage)

Crews battling structure fire in Honeoye
A fatal house fire in South Bristol remains under investigation — after a difficult fight for fire, EMS, and law enforcement — who all responded to 5828 County Road 33. Jeff Harloff, who serves as fire coordinator for Ontario County said they received a number of phone calls between 8:30 and 9 p.m. describing a fire, multiple explosions heard by... more

Multiple departments respond to fire at Seneca County farm (photo)

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The Ovid Fire Department reports that they were dispatched to a grain dryer fire at a barn on County Road 129 — near Swick Road Friday evening. Firefighters from Romulus, Lodi, and Interlaken were also dispatched to the scene. It’s unclear how much damage was done to the involved property — but photos from the scene by Rachel Burkholder, show... more

Shortsville home heavily damaged after fire; two pets die, but one saved by first responders after performing CPR

Shortsville home heavily damaged after fire; two pets die, but one saved by first responders after performing CPR
Deputies say that two household pets were killed in a fire on Taylor Road in Shortsville over the weekend. The fire broke out at 3725 Taylor Road around 10:20 a.m. on Sunday. Deputies say that Manchester, Shortsville, Hopewell, Clifton Springs, and Seneca Castle fire departments responded to the address for the report of a single-story structure fire. The fire was... more

Multiple families displaced after fire at apartment house in Auburn

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New information has been obtained about the fire that scorched a home on Osborne Street in Auburn. Six families were displaced by a structure fire at an apartment house at 111 Osborne Street. The three-story structure had smoke coming out of it when first responders arrived. The Auburn Citizen reports that the building, constructed in 1950 was home to six... more

Home destroyed by overnight fire in Town of Seneca (photos)

Home destroyed by overnight fire in Town of Seneca
Ontario County Emergency Management reports that on Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. first responders were called to a residential structure fire in the Town of Seneca on Scoon Road. The occupants of the home called 911 after being awoken by smoke alarms. Both escaped without injury. Emergency Management reports that the home was completely destroyed; and that two vehicles were also... more

Helming hosts summit for volunteer firefighters at FLCC

Helming hosts summit for volunteer firefighters at FLCC
Senator Pam Helming brought together more than 50 representatives of volunteer fire departments from throughout the Wayne-Finger Lakes region for her Volunteer Firefighter Summit on Thursday, September 20th at Finger Lakes Community College. Officials from the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York also joined in the discussion, which centered around legislation and funding to support volunteer firefighters as... more

Skaneateles fire truck runs off road while responding to call

Skaneateles fire truck runs off road while responding to call
A Skaneateles fire truck was involved in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning on Benson Road while responding to a reported residential fire. There were no injuries when the fire truck ran off the road while responding to the call on Hencoop Road in the town of Skaneateles, according to Fire Chief Daniel S. Evans. The accident occurred shortly after... more

Drilling rig catches fire next to Starkey Town Hall on Monday afternoon

Dundee firefighters were called to Seneca St. on Monday afternoon shortly after 2:00 pm on reports of a Moravec drilling rig that caught on fire next to the Starkey Town Hall. According to reports the drill struck a pocket of methane which ignited the blaze. The fire has been put out and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has been... more

Hundreds of thousands coming for emergency communications in the Finger Lakes

Hundreds of thousands coming to
Cayuga County’s public safety emergency communications system will be getting significant funding from New York State, according to announcements by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cayuga County Administrator Justin Woods. Gov. Cuomo announced $806,629 in funding to support Cayuga County’s public safety emergency communications system under the NYS 2018 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant. The grant program concentrates on enhancing critical public... more

Report ranks New York highest for number of barn fires causing animal deaths

Report ranks New York highest for number of barn fires causing animal deaths
New York was recently ranked in a report as the nation’s leader in the number of barn fires that cause animal deaths. Last Thursday, just in time for National Fire Prevention Week this week, the Animal Welfare Institute released a report, the first of its kind, that broke down the 2.7 million animal deaths that occurred in potentially preventable barn fires... more

Nolan’s restaurant to reopen Monday in Canandaigua

Nolan’s restaurant to reopen Monday in Canandaigua
As work progressed at the restaurant site on South Main Street throughout the spring and summer, it seems as if a day hadn’t gone by when Mayor Ellen Polimeni wasn’t asked, “When is Nolan’s going to open?” The answer now is definite, with a scheduled opening to the public of Monday, Oct. 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned Friday, and... more

Fire at Resevoir Creek Golf Course in Naples (video)

Fire at Resevoir Creek Golf Course in Naples (video)
Officials say the fire at Reservoir Creek Golf Course in Naples, which broke out around 12:30 am is under investigation – but believed to have started in the kitchen. The building, which serves as club house, restaurant – and features apartments on the top floor – was damaged by the fire. The entire building is insured, according to officials. All... more
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