UPDATE: Cause of Waterloo home explosion under investigation (video)

While no official cause of the fire and explosion that was felt in Waterloo, as a mobile home exploded Tuesday morning – some believe that propane tanks could have been to blame. Waterloo Fire Chief told News 10NBC that “the park is unique” in that it utilizing propane instead of natural gas, which means that each individual home is handling... more

Town considers cutting off fire protection funding for Ithaca College

The question of whether or not Cornell pays its fair share is a well-worn one in Ithaca — but it’s less often that the same question comes up in regarding Ithaca College. In recent years, the Town of Ithaca has been in talks with IC about paying a contribution to the town for fire protection services. Read More more

New firehouse on Fayette board agenda

The Town Board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss the Canoga Fire Department’s plans to build a new fire house and its impact on fire protection taxes. The meeting will be in the Town Building, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road. Some town officials suggested a merger of the Canoga and Fayette Fire Departments. Read More more

Clyde Fire Department uniform is full of history

In Richard Muoio’s upstairs closet is a jacket with an interesting history. And the Clyde man shared its story last week, as a police scanner buzzed in the background. This 110-year-old fire uniform was first worn by William G. Overocker in 1906 for Clyde Fire Department parades and social events. Overocker owned a drugstore in downtown Clyde Read More at... more

Twenty-year-old man falsely pulls fire alarm at FLCC Suites

On Saturday morning at 2:08 am, Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the FLCC Suites in the Town of Hopewell for the report of a fire alarm. Upon arrival, no smoke or fire was found. An investigation revealed that Sean R. Kelly, age 20 of Medford, NY, intentionally and falsely pulled the fire alarm. He was arrested for falsely reporting... more

UPDATE: Palmyra man ID’d after taking his own life, setting house on fire

Police in Palmyra have identified the individual who set his house on fire before taking his own life this week. John Pulver, 50, of Palmyra was pulled from the destroyed home early Wednesday morning.  According to reports, neighbors say that the individual inside the Palmyra house, which caught fire and burned down – intentionally set the blaze immediately before shooting... more

Palmyra home destroyed in blaze; pet remains missing

Palmyra home destroyed in blaze; pet remains missing
There wasn’t anyone home at the time of the fire, but one pet remains missing after a family home in Palmyra was destroyed by a fire. A passerby flagged down help, which led to multiple 9-1-1 calls, according to reports. While the two individuals who lived in the home were not present at the time – their pet remains missing.... more

Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday

Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday
A shed on County Road 4 in the Town of Stanley was a total loss after firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze Saturday morning. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 12:43 am on Saturday, the report came in of a structure fire at 2033 County Road 4. Deputies say that Richard Helstrom, 76, of Stanley had just... more

Fire destroys shed in West Bloomfield during early-morning hours on Wednesday

Fire destroys shed in West Bloomfield during early-morning hours on Wednesday
A fire in Bloomfield has left one family seeking answers, and breathing a sigh of relief that things weren’t much worse. Authorities in Ontario County say that shed on Lefever Road in West Bloomfield caught fire after a resident at the home noticed that something glowing outside. Soon after he discovered that the glowing object was his shed, which had... more

Video: Boat catches fire on Sodus Bay, destroyed after burning for 20 minutes

Photo by Wayne Stoutner A boat was destroyed Sunday after it caught fire on Sodus Bay. While little information is currently known about the fire – reports indicate that everyone aboard safely made it ashore. Eagle Island, which is a short distance from where the boat began to burn was where the occupants ended up. An investigation is underway and... more

Geneva man arrested after threatening officers during fire on Reed St.

On Sunday at 5:09 am the Geneva Police Department responded to 73 Reed Street for the report of an individual menacing with a long gun as the Geneva Fire Department was actively fighting a fire at the same location. Officers arrested Joseph M. Tracey, 35, of Geneva on the charge of menacing a police officer — a Class D felony... more

Fire crews respond to structure fire at 301 E. Main St. in Waterloo

First responders battled flames and heat Saturday afternoon as the report of a structure fire at 301 East Main Street in Waterloo came in shortly before 4:00 pm. FingerLakes1.com was at the scene where multiple departments had arrived at the location, and where crews were focusing on the second floor of the structure at the corner of Inslee Street and... more

Hazmat teams respond to chemical spill in Canandaigua

Hazardous materials units from four counties responded Wednesday morning for a chemical spill that resulted in an evacuation of the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center off State Route 332. No employees were hurt as a result of the spill and one firefighter was treated at Thompson Hospital as a precaution, although crews not only battled the spill but also... more

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius
Several Cayuga County fire departments responded to multiple outdoor fires in the town of Aurelius caused by a train traveling through. The Aurelius, Auburn, Cayuga, Fleming, Montezuma, Owasco, Port Byron, Sennett, Throop and Union Springs fire departments worked until about 6:30 p.m. to extinguish the large outdoor fires in three areas along the train tracks, said Aurelius Fire Chief Jason... more

Charred Farmington motel will be demolished months after fire

Charred Farmington motel will be demolished months after fire
After six months and multiple complaints from neighboring business owners and residents, a Route 96 eyesore is about to be demolished. America's Best Value Inn, the Route 96 motel destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of Feb. 15, will be razed on August 15, according to Farmington Code Enforcement Officer James Morse. Demolition of the structure at 6037... more

Fire scare at American Legion in Waterloo caused by ‘butt can’

Update: FingerLakes1.com has learned that a fire was reported at the American Legion in Waterloo this afternoon. However, a can of cigarette butts tipped over outside a window, causing a piece of plywood to smolder, which led to the smoke entering the facility. According to Waterloo Police Chief Doyle L. Marquart the report, which prompted mutual aid from Seneca Falls, Border... more
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