LATEST: Multiple barns destroyed in Locke blaze (photos & video)

LATEST: Multiple barns destroyed in Locke blaze (photos & video)
Multiple departments were called to a multi-barn fire in Locke on Thursday. The call came in to first responders around 3:30 pm and prompted a response from Locke, Moravia, Scipio, Aurora, Groton, Lansing, Cortlandville, McLean, Genoa, Sempronius, Long Hill, and Poplar Ridge fire departments. Owasco RIT and Four Town Ambulance also responded to the scene, which was located on Bird... more

Firefighters respond to silo fire in Aurelius on Wednesday (video)

Firefighters respond to silo fire in Aurelius on Wednesday
Firefighters from two counties were called to the scene of a silo fire in Aurelius on Wednesday, according to first responders. Aurelius, Cayuga, Throop, Fleming, Union Springs, Montezuma, and Waterloo fire departments had personnel on the ground at 845 Chamberlain Road, following the report of a silo fire. The report came in during the mid-morning hours. No injuries were reported,... more

$1.06M coming to fund local emergency response operations

Funding has arrived. Senator Pam Helming announced that the six Wayne-Finger Lakes area counties that she represents have been awarded a combined $1,068,785 to support emergency response operations. The funding is administered by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services through the Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant. The grants allow municipalities within the counties to make improvements to... more

Residents displaced by fire that damaged home in Fleming

A home in Fleming suffered extensive damage in a fire Saturday. Fleming Assistant Fire Chief Chris Lawton said a call came in for a garage fire at 5637 Silver Street Road at 12:41 pm., and the blaze eventually spread to the attached home. Firefighters from several area departments responded to help fight the fire and help out with the cleanup... more

Canandaigua Town Board commits to more firefighters

Although the city and town are awaiting word on the status of a grant that would bolster the roster of nine paid Canandaigua city firefighters, it appears as though a 10th firefighter will be hired by Oct. 1 — no matter what. The Town Board is now officially on board with the bulk of the 26 recommendations that arose from... more

Car bursts into flames on Thruway near Exit 41

Firefighters in Seneca County were called to a car fire in the Magee Fire District over the weekend, according to reports on social media. The call came in from State Route 318 around Pineview Circle, which is an apartment complex in Tyre. The vehicle was located on the New York State Thruway, near Exit 41. Photos from the scene showed... more

Ithaca fire officials: Pets safe after Vet clinic fire

All pets were safe and accounted for after firefighters extinguished a fire at Veterinary Care of Ithaca on West Court Street on Thursday afternoon. The Ithaca Fire Department responded to the scene around 1 p.m. after a report that smoke and flames were coming from the building. Officials say the fire was in the attic area above the ceiling. All... more

Camper destroyed days before weekend trip in Phelps (photos)

Firefighters in Ontario County battled an overnight camper fire, which was reported in the Town of Phelps on Park Street. Around 1 am crews were called to 43 Park Street for that camper fire. Firefighters from Phelps and Oaks Corners responded to the scene, which remained active for several hours. First responders say the camper was about 20 feet from... more

Tractor-trailer destroyed after rollover, fire on Thruway near Exit 42 (photos & video)

On Friday at 10:22 am the Oaks Corners Fire Department and Phelps Ambulance were dispatched to New York State Thruway Exit 42 for a reported tanker truck rollover with injuries. Initial reports indicated that a fuel tanker had rolled over and was smoking. Assistant Chief Zachery Rey arrived on-scene within minutes and reported a working truck fire in a body... more

Firefighter funding may get split in Canandaigua

Susan McCarthy, whose Scotland Road home in the city sustained major damage after a fire in March 2017, said the city is asking firefighters to do more with less. McCarthy, who said she would be heartbroken if a firefighter had been injured in her home, called the staffing situation “unacceptable” and urged strongly for that to change. “Do something,” McCarthy... more

Canandaigua City Fire Dept. staffing at the center of Tuesday forum

The debate over staffing of the Canandaigua City Fire Department was the focus of a special meeting Tuesday night at Wood Library. Claims that the department is understaffed date back several years. Last year, those concerns were brought up again after a fire destroyed a popular restaurant. Some say more career firefighters are needed to adequately cover the city. The... more

UPDATE: Barn housing rescue chickens in Walworth destroyed by fire (photos)

A barn was destroyed after a fire in Walworth, according to officials, after a structure fire was reported during the early-afternoon hours. Several structures around it were partially damaged, as well, according to those reports. The fire broke out on Route 350 between Plank Road and Atlantic Avenue. The owner of the property said that the barn was used as... more

Yates County home ‘a total loss’ after fire

A home on Italy Turnpike Road was “basically a total loss” after a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Naples Fire Chief Patrick Elwell. The cause of the fire, which Elwell said apparently started in the building’s rear in the area of a utility/laundry room and bedroom, is under investigation by Yates County Emergency Management. Naples firefighters were on the scene... more

HELMET CAM: Canandaigua firefighter responds to vehicle fire (video)

The view from the helmet of a City of Canandaigua firefighter’s helmet as he responds to a vehicle fire at Leicester Street and Niagara Street on Thursday, July 12th just before 1:30 pm. This video was posted on Tuesday evening to YouTube and is an interesting look at the response of a local firefighter to a fire call… . more

Apartment building fire in Auburn shuts down local streets

Firefighters are battling a blaze on Washington Street in Auburn, according to the Auburn Citizen. The apartment building, located at 5 Washington Street was called in around 8:30 am. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Fritz said all occupants of the apartment building are out and accounted for. The area was shut down to traffic. This story will be updated as more... more

Over a dozen fire companies called to Cato blaze on Friday (photos)

It took firefighters from four different counties to battle a garage fire that spread to another garage, and a home at an address in the village of Cato on Friday. The call came in around 2:20 pm for a garage fire at 2527 West Mechanic Street; and less than 15 minutes later – it had spread to a neighboring garage,... more

Crews respond to car fire near Eastview Mall

Multiple departments responded to Eastview Mall on Thursday for the report of a care fire. Videos and photos from the scene posted to social media showed the response. @13WHAM #eastviewmall pic.twitter.com/IEfbNymkoX — Greg Roland (@gregroland17) July 5, 2018 Fishers Fire Department responded, but injuries were not noted. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Read more from... more
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