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Employees work tirelessly to reopen Geneva Walmart after arson (photo gallery)

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It’s been a week since the devastating fire at the Geneva Walmart. Reports indicate that the fire may have been started in the craft section of the store, but beyond an arson charge – which was confirmed by Sheriff Kevin Henderson earlier this week – little information has been publicized about the investigation. What has been publicized is the struggle... more

Smoke but no fire found after first responders called to Quality Inn

Smoke but no fire found after first responders called to Quality Inn
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that they investigated a smoke condition at the Quality Inn located on State Route 414 in Seneca Falls during the overnight hours. A call came to the 911 Center around 2:22 a.m. after a fire alarm was activated at the hotel. Additional information received from the alarm company reported a possible fire in the... more

GoFundMe launched for owner of Penn Yan home after devastating fire

Penn Yan home destroyed by two fires over the weekend
A GoFundMe page has been established for the owner of a Penn Yan home that was destroyed by a pair of fires over the weekend. Firefighters were first called to the home Liberty Street around 6 p.m. Even though first responders were there quickly – the home was heavily damaged. Andrew McDougal has organized the fundraiser for his father, Ron,... more

Deputies: Romulus home wasn’t insured, around $30K in damage after overnight blaze

Structure fire in Romulus causes $30K in damage, residents escape injury
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a structure fire in Romulus during the early-morning hours on Tuesday. Around 3 a.m. deputies responded to 5658 Cherry Hill Road for a house fire. They say Jared Minges, 20, and his sister Hannah Minges, 17, were asleep upstairs when their wood stove caught fire. Both were able to safely... more

Pizza Hut in Sennett evacuated due to reported electrical fire

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The Pizza Hut restaurant just outside of Auburn in the town of Sennett was evacuated around 5 p.m. on Saturday. First responders say that they were called to the restaurant for a possible electrical fire. While there was no fire, first responders determined that there was an electrical issue in the dining room. Management evacuated the Grant Avenue Road location... more

Car fire contained before anyone hurt on Route 21 in Ontario County

Car fire contained before anyone hurt on Route 21 in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were called to a vehicle fire on Wednesday on State Route 21. Around 5 p.m. deputies were called to the scene along with the Naples Fire Department after receiving report of a car on fire. Deputies say Angela Graves, 39, and Jesse Graves, 40, both of Wellsville, were traveling on Route 21... more

One airlifted from fire on Liberty Street in Bath

One airlifted from fire on Liberty Street in Bath
On Sunday firefighters were called to 56 Liberty Street in Bath for the report of a structure fire. Chief Matt Glashauser says smoke was showing from the three story building, with apartments on the upper two floors, and businesses on the first. A second alarm brought The Bath VA, Kanona, Hammondsport, Pultney to the scene for additional manpower. Bath Ambulance... more

Clyde barn fire under investigation after heavy response from Wayne, Seneca counties

Working barn fire reported on Clyde Marengo Road in Wayne County
First responders battled a barn fire in Wayne County on Friday. The call came in at 1916 Clyde-Marengo Road around 11 a.m. The first crews on-scene confirmed to dispatch that there was a working fire, and within a short period of time – a tanker task force was requested. Firefighters from Clyde, Savannah, Rose, Lyons, Magee, Junius, and others all... more

Several departments called to battle blaze in Sodus

Several departments called to battle blaze in Sodus
First responders are on-scene of a working structure fire in Sodus near State Route 104. The fire is reported at 16 Danford Street. Firefighters from Sodus, East Williamson, Williamson, Alton, and Wallington were all on-scene. Sodus Point Fire Department was covering for Wallington at their hall. This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.... more

Seneca Falls Fire Department plans expansion on Bayard Street

Seneca Falls Fire Department plans expansion on Bayard Street
The Seneca Falls Fire Department wants to build an addition. The Seneca County Planning Board will review the measure at tonight’s meeting. The department is seeking approval for a 2,540-square-foot addition to the west side of the building. The Finger Lakes Times reports that it will house offices, a meeting room, a kitchen and a radio room. The department also... more

Canandaigua driver charged with DWI after November crash that ended with vehicle engulfed in flames

Canandaigua driver charged with DWI after November crash that ended with vehicle engulfed in flames
Police say an 80-year-old Canandaigua resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a one-car crash that happened in late-November. Robert Erdle, 80, of Canandaigua was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08 percent, and several other traffic violations. Police investigated the crash that happened on Western Boulevard on November 30th when it... more

Firefighters battle garage fire in Cayuga County

Firefighters battle garage fire in Cayuga County
Firefighters were called to a garage fire on Baldwin Road in Cayuga County around 4:30 p.m. First responders from Montezuma, Port Byron, Cayuga, Aurelius, Throop, and Magee were all called to the scene. Scanner traffic indicated that the fire was at 7233 Baldwin Road. AMR Ambulance was also called to the scene, but there were no injuries reported initially. After... more

Home along 14A in Yates sustains heavy damage after fire (photos & video)

Large structure fire reported in Yates County on Friday (photos)
The Benton Fire Department reports that they were called to Route 14A north of Baldwin Road for a house fire. The home appeared to be under construction, according to photos from the scene by Code 35 Fire Photography. Firefighters said that fire had spread and touched every room in the house, which made fighting those flames difficult. The call came... more

Fire prevention program credited with saving two lives in New Years Day fire

Schuyler County’s fire prevention, awareness program credited with saving two lives on New Years Day
Two people who escaped a New Years Day fire in Schuyler County are crediting the County’s fire prevention efforts with saving their lives. The program is called “Learn Not To Burn,” and has been around for more than 40 years in Schuyler, but the teaching in local schools means that students from kindergarten to fourth grade know what to do... more

Rushville family escapes home fire on Saturday

Rushville family escapes home fire on Saturday
A Rushville family escaped injury when their home burst into flames early-Saturday. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that multiple fire companies were called to the home on Voorheess Road. The fire appears to have been contained to the attic of the structure. No firefighters were injured. Investigation into the blaze is underway. It’s unclear how much damage was done to... more

Firefighter suffers minor injury battling silo blaze in Ontario County

Firefighter suffers minor injury battling silo blaze in Ontario County
First responders were called to a silo fire in the town of Farmington on Friday. The call came in around 3 p.m. in the area of Rushmore and Sheldon roads. Grain inside the silo ignited, according to firefighters. Deputies say one firefighter suffered a minor cut during the response. No other buildings were damaged in the fire. Roads in the... more
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