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Cornell student recounts Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Cornell student recounts Notre Dame Cathedral fire
The flames were so intense in Paris Monday that a Cornell student studying abroad said you could taste the smoke in the air. “I initially found out about the fire because I saw the smoke cloud from my apartment,” said Kiersten Rhodes. Rhodes says she and a friend took the metro closer to the historic Notre Dame cathedral to see... more

REMINDER: State-wide burn ban remains in effect until May 14

Reminder: State-wide burn ban remains in effect until May 14
A reminder from local fire departments, there is still a state-wide burn ban in effect until May 14. Open burning is prohibited in New York, with several exceptions: – Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed. – Small cooking fires are allowed. – Fires cannot be left unattended and must... more

Displaced USDA employees find new spaces after Geneva fire

Displaced USDA employees find new spaces after Geneva fire
A fire that destroyed a greenhouse complex and damaged an office/lab building early Saturday evening hasn’t stopped displaced employees with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Service from doing their jobs. “Everyone is back to work, and fewer than 10 people are working temporarily in buildings that are nearby on the Geneva campus,” said Dennis O’Brien, a spokesperson for the... more

Deputies: No injuries after vehicle catches fire inside garage

Deputies: No injuries after vehicle catches fire inside garage
Deputies say they responded to a car and garage fire on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. in Covert along State Route 96. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Erin Butler, 36, of Interlaken was alone in the garage working on his 1978 Fiat when a solenoid sparked and caught the fuel that had come from the carburetor on fire. The... more

Clifton Springs driver able to exit vehicle after it bursts into flames

Clifton Springs driver able to exit vehicle after it bursts into flames
The Ontario County Sheriff’s says they responded to a vehicle fire on Tuesday along County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say the operator, Leland Depew, 44, of Clifton Springs was able to exit the vehicle without injury. The Hopewell Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. The 2006 GMC Sierra was a ‘total loss’, according to deputies.... more

Vehicle engulfed in flames near Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius

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The Aurelius Fire Department responded to a car fire Monday afternoon. Photos from the scene show a vehicle fully-engulfed in flames upon arrival of first responders. Aurelius fire extinguish car engulfed in flames. (Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen) Gallery: https://t.co/xAKTJiSEgI — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) April 8, 2019 The vehicle was pulled to the shoulder of the Arterial between Veterans Memorial Parkway... more

Victor brush fire destroys 30 acres; NYSP charge man for violating burn ban

State Police, NYS DEC investigating ‘significant’ brush fire in Ontario County
State Police have charged Roger Buckman, a Victor resident, with second-degree reckless endangerment and cited him for violating the state burn ban after a massive brush fire Sunday afternoon. The blaze burned through 30 acres of land. New York State Police, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Ontario County District Attorney’s Office are all working together on... more

Greenhouse destroyed by fire at Cornell Agritech in Geneva (video)

Greenhouse destroyed by fire at Cornell Agritech in Geneva
First spotted by a police officer who saw smoke – a greenhouse was destroyed by fire at Cornell Agritech Saturday evening in Geneva. The blaze was reported around 7 p.m. and prompted response from several nearby departments. Both Geneva and Border City first responders were on-scene. Onlookers said smoke could be seen from miles away as the fire was brought... more

Historic value of village of Skaneateles home subject of contentious planning meeting

Historic value of village of Skaneateles home subject of contentious planning meeting
A public hearing on proposed changes to a village of Skaneateles property owned by well-known local businessman Adam Weitsman saw arguments from two teams of lawyers and experts and nearly 20 town or village residents. Weitsman, who owns The Krebs restaurant in the village and Upstate Shredding, a scrap metal recycler, has proposed demolishing the home at 61 W. Lake... more

Firefighters extinguish blaze, rescue occupants from Geneva fire

Firefighters extinguish blaze, rescue occupants from Geneva fire
First responders in Geneva responded to Sherill Street this afternoon for a structure fire with reports of people trapped inside. Upon arrival, first responders were met with fire from the rear of the structure and heavy smoke. Hydrant Hose Company No. 1 says conditions were harsh, but that firefighters pushed and extinguished the blaze quickly. In that process, all people... more

Four dogs saved from Newark house fire

Four dogs saved from Newark house fire
Four dogs were rescued from a house on fire in Newark Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Newark Fire Department responded to the home on Driving Park Avenue around 4:30 p.m. No one was home at the time. Firefighters were able to rescue four dogs and had the blaze extinguished after about 15 minutes, according to Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor. The... more

Multiple departments respond to house fire in town of Moravia

Multiple departments respond to house fire in town of Moravia
Firefighters from multiple departments were called to a fire on Dresserville Road in Moravia on Tuesday afternoon. The structure fire was reported at about 5:20 p.m, and members of the Moravia Fire Department arrived to find the home’s kitchen fully involved, according to Moravia Chief Bill Andersen. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down after approximately 30 minutes, Andersen... more

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)
A tractor-trailer fire caused the temporary closure of the Thruway between exits 39 and 40, according to transportation officials. Emergency crews responded to the scene around 4 p.m. It took until about 5:30 p.m. for the scene to be cleared. The tractor-trailer suffered extensive damage as result of the fire. Normal traffic flow was restored by 6:30 p.m., according to... more
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