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American Red Cross says increase in home fires as cold weather comes

American Red Cross says increase in home fires as cold weather comes
As the weather begins to get colder, and the holiday season approaches, the American Red Cross says the risk of home fires increases. According to the Red Cross, some of the most common fire-starters are from heating and cooking equipment. The organization says home fires take seven lives each day in the United States, and that mostly happens in houses... more

Hazmat incident deemed ‘non-hazardous’ by first responders in Lyons

Hazmat incident under investigation in Lyons
Troopers say that hazmat incident on William Street in Lyons was ‘non-hazardous’. Police say the incident took place in the former Fox Drugs pharmacy according to the manager of the Ohman Theater. The manager told WHEC-TV that theater employees were working to clear the building as the theater plans to expand into the vacant space. An employee found a dark... more

Victims of Richmond house explosion ID’d; propane leak led to blast

Victims of Richmond house explosion ID’d; propane leak led to blast
Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies have released the identities of the two people killed in Tuesday’s house explosion in Richmond, as well as the cause of the blast. Eric Higham, 80, and Gail Higham, 70, died when their Quayle Road home exploded early Tuesday. Deputies say the two were married. Deputies responded to the scene around 4:30 a.m. The home had already... more

Two bodies recovered from site of explosion in Ontario County

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An exhaustive search effort was undertaken by first responders in Ontario County after a blast and subsequent fire destroyed a home on Quayle Road. Neighbors in the Town of Richmond said they heard the first blast before 5 a.m. After first responders were working on the blaze, which followed that explosion – another blast was heard. #BREAK house explosion and... more

Fire at Auburn business under investigation, dispatchers say

Fire at Auburn business under investigation, dispatchers say
Dispatchers say that a small fire is under investigation in Cayuga County after firefighters were called to Avstar Fuel Systems on Brookfield Place Monday morning. The fire was reported just before 1 a.m., according to dispatchers. While no one was hurt, the cause of the fire remains active. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. To have... more

Vacant home along Rt. 90 damaged by fire over the weekend

Vacant home along Rt. 90 damaged by fire over the weekend
A vacant home in Montezuma was seriously damaged after a fire over the weekend. The Auburn Citizen reports that five companies responded to the scene along Route 90 around 10 a.m. The fire was put out after more than an hour of firefighters battling flames. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. To have the latest updates,... more

Firefighters battle blaze in Williamson during early-morning hours

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First responders were called to the scene of a structure fire along Pebblebrooke Lane in Williamson. The call came in to first responders a little after 6 a.m. According to scanner traffic, the caller indicated that they could see flames coming from the structure. Firefighters confirmed heavy smoke when they arrived on-scene. While additional details were not available – first... more

POLICE INVESTIGATE: Four Lime Bikes burned up in string of fires reported overnight in Ithaca

POLICE INVESTIGATE: Four Lime Bikes burned up in string of fires reported overnight in Ithaca
Police in Ithaca say they’re investigating a string of fires, which were reported and confirmed overnight. Around 2:24 a.m. police and Ithaca FD personnel responded to the area of North Cayuga Street at Cascadilla Street for the report of two Lime Bikes on fire. Upon arrival, the fire was extinguished without incident and no further property damage was observed. Moments... more

Manchester barn destroyed by fire

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Fire crews were called to a structure fire in Ontario County over the holiday weekend. By the time first responders arrived – a small barn was fully-involved. Here's what #Manchester and #Shortsville firefighters saw when they arrived at the State Street, Manchester residence late Saturday afternoon. #MPNnow pic.twitter.com/nBkzwV6BYG — Mike Murphy (@MPN_MikeMurphy) August 31, 2019 The fire destroyed the structure,... more

Barn destroyed by fire in Yates County as ‘explosions’ reported at scene

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A Yates County barn was destroyed by fire late-Monday as firefighters battled a blaze on Italy Valley Road. They were called to the Italy-scene area around 11:30 p.m. Several witnesses who called first responders said they heard explosions at the barn. The Naples Fire Chief believed it may have been the sound of tires or gas canisters exploding inside, according... more

Ionia Volunteer Fire Company gets $200K boost for new truck

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) presented the Ionia Volunteer Fire Company with a check for $200,000 in support of the department’s purchase of a new fire truck on Thursday. “Keeping our communities safe begins with providing support to the courageous first responders who watch over us,” Leader Kolb said. “The Ionia Volunteer Fire Company has always stood strong... more
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