Public’s help requested after fire at Barr Transportation in Auburn

Authorities in Cayuga County are trying to determine the origin of a fire at Barr Transportation on York Street. The fire, which is now under investigation by the Auburn Police Department and Auburn Fire Department — destroyed three tractor-trailers, and seriously damaged another. There was even a diesel spill as result of the fire, due to a melting tank. The... more

Junius cabin destroyed, fire deemed accidental after investigation

An investigation determined that a Junius fire started in a wood stove, which resulted in a cabin on West Townline Road to be deemed a ‘total loss’. Around 7:42 p.m. on Saturday deputies along with Junius, Magee, Waterloo, Clyde, and Oaks Corners fire departments responded to 1238 West Townline Road for a reported structure fire. The call originally came in... more

Cabin fire under investigation in Phelps

A fully-involved cabin fire was reported on West Townline Road in Phelps Saturday evening. The call was reported around 7:45 p.m., when Junius and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene. Crews on-scene confirmed a fully-involved cabin, with visible smoke in the sky. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Oaks corners responding with a... more

Crews respond to fire at Weedsport supermarket

Multiple departments were initially called out in Weedsport for a possible commercial structure fire on North Seneca Street. While the fire was out upon arrival — the location firefighters were called to is a local supermarket. The call came in a little after 7 p.m., according to first responders. Weedsport, Port Byron, Jordan, and Elbridge fire departments were called to... more

Bridgeport Fire District seeks volunteers

Looking for an opportunity to serve our community? The Bridgeport Fire District is seeking volunteers to join our Board of Fire Commissioner’s Committee. Volunteers must reside in the Town of Seneca Falls and be 18 years of age. Experience in the following fields is preferred, but not required: Firematics, Project management, finance, construction, legal, and marketing. Interested candidates shall submit... more

LATEST: Batteries caused Hogarth Ave. fire in Geneva (video)

Firefighters in Geneva were called to Hogarth Avenue for a reported structure fire. Crews on-scene confirmed the initial report of a fire at 30 Hogarth Street. The Geneva Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance were called to the scene. Firefighters were focusing their energy on the roof of the structure, and reports from the scene suggest that the fire may... more

Deputies: Hopewell blaze set by juvenile, home is ‘total loss’ (video)

One completely destroyed home, five individuals who narrowly escaped injury, and an active investigation. Those are the components of a structure fire on Route 488 in Hopewell, which was reported on Thursday afternoon around 1:40 p.m. Videos from the scene shows flames engulfing a single-story home, as well as a small shed. working structure fire on 488 in the town... more

Canandaigua apartment house heavily damaged by overnight fire (photos)

Crews responded to a serious apartment fire in Canandaigua during the early-morning hours Tuesday. The fire on Bristol Street happened at a multi-unit home where three families were living. No injuries were reported, but a cat died in the fire. Extensive damage could be seen from the exterior. The Canandaigua Fire Department, VA Fire Department, and a FAST Team from... more

Barn damaged after morning fire in Wayne County

A small barn suffered extensive damage after a fire on Route 104 in Wayne County. Red Creek, Victory, and Fair Haven fire departments responded along with Oswego Town RIT and Lakeshore Ambulance. Firefighters who arrived on-scene first confirmed that there was an active fire at the scene — but noted that there was no livestock in the structure. An hour... more

Structure fire under investigation in Butler

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says no one was hurt in a structure fire over the weekend in Butler. The blaze was reported at a single-occupancy home located at 14144 South Butler Conquest Road. A passerby called 911 reporting that there were smoek and flames coming from the back corner of the residence. Firefighters arrived and determined that the home... more

Woman injured in grease fire at Auburn home

An Auburn woman suffered serious burns to her left arm Friday in a grease fire at her home. At around 11:53 a.m., the Auburn Fire Department responded to a home at 21 Court St. Upon arrival, Assistant Chief Mike Grady said firefighters found the flames contained to the kitchen, and the fire was quickly controlled. Grady said Lynette Jones had... more

Teen charged with felony arson after pair of Hector fires

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 16-year-old male on arson charges following an investigation. The 16-year-old who was not identified due to age was arrested after an investigation into two structure fires in the last week. The fires, which occurred on March 24th and March 26th were both located on Williamee Road in the Town of Hector in... more

Fatal structure fire under investigation in Dix

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal structure fire that occurred in the early morning hours of March 27th. The Beaver Dams Volunteer Fire Department responded to Pearl Street in the Town of Dix for a fully involved structure fire. Firefighters discovered a body during fire suppression efforts. The identity of the victim is not being released at... more

Auburn driver charged with DWI after cars burned up at Union Springs auto shop

An Auburn woman, who crashed her vehicle into an auto repair shop in Union Springs on Saturday has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Gould says that around 1 a.m., 40-year-old June Heath was driving on Route 326 when her vehicle went off the road and rolled into a parking lot at... more

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Multiple departments respond to structure fire in Shortsville

On Monday around 2:08 p.m. firefighters from Manchester and Shortsville fire departments were dispatched to a house fire at Lime Stone Estates Mobile Home Park located at 3718 Route 96 in Manchester. Neighbors had reportedly discovered fire at the mobile home and called 911. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire from a home with extension involving two neighboring structures. Officials... more
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