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Multiple structures involved in Wayne County fire

Barn fire reported in Wayne County
Multiple departments were called to a barn fire in Wayne County Friday afternoon. The call was reported a little after 3 p.m. at 14171 State Route 31. First responders say three buildings were involved altogether, and that one of the buildings involved contained straw. Savannah, South Butler, and Clyde fire departments all responded. Montezuma, Marbletown, and Magee fire departments provided... more

UPDATE: Auburn parking garage on restriction after weekend fire

Parking structure suffers damage, temporarily closed after downtown Auburn fire
Finger Lakes News Radio reports that restricted parking is active now after a parking garage fire in Downtown Auburn over the weekend. They note that the upper-levels of the garage are open to permit holders only. While the lower-level metered section is open. The Court Street parking lot is open; and street metered parking is available. During the weekend, The... more

Troopers: Grandmother killed in fire near Corning, grandson accused of making meth

Troopers: Grandmother killed in fire near Corning, grandson accused of making meth
A man has been charged with manslaughter and making meth after investigators say his grandmother was killed in a fire outside of Corning. Crews responded to the structure fire just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the Village of Riverside. Hours after the fire, troopers reported that one woman, 82-year-old Gladys Ann Willow, had died from the flames. Wednesday,... more

Firefighter hurt battling Phelps blaze; four displaced from home

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Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff says that an adult cat was the only life lost in a structure fire on Bear Street in Phelps on Monday. Firefighters from Phelps and Oaks Corners responded to the blaze around 4:40 p.m. Harloff says responding firefighters arrived to flames and a heavy smoke condition. The structure, which was a mobile home –... more

Multiple departments respond to tractor fire in Ontario County

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that first responders were called to a tractor-fire in a field off Sand Hill and North roads on Thursday. Around 11:18 a.m. deputies along with the Canandaigua, Shortsville, Manchester, and Farmington fire departments responded to a tractor fire. Deputies say Mark Elliot, of Canandaigua was operating the tractor when he noticed a plume of... more

Volunteer firefighters sought across New York

Volunteer firefighters sought across New York
More than 600 volunteer fire departments across New York are opening their doors to the public this weekend as part of an annual recruitment drive. The open houses on Saturday and Sunday are being held to help local fire departments recruit more volunteers. Visitors will get the chance to speak with active volunteers and participate in department activities. The ninth... more

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
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