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Barn destroyed, home seriously damaged after morning blaze in Canandaigua

It was a busy week for the Canandaigua Fire Department, as officials noted firefighters from the company responded to a half-dozen reported fires.

On Sunday at approximately 7:33 a.m. a passerby reported heavy smoke coming from a structure located at 1936 County Road 28 in Canandaigua.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy arrived shortly thereafter to find a large barn engulfed in flames. The nearby residence was also beginning to burn at that time, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Canandaigua Fire Department, with assistance from the Cheshire Fire Department and VA Fire Department responded and fought the fire for approximately 60 minutes before bringing it under control.

High winds, blowing snow, and ice all hampered efforts to bring the fire under control. The barn was completely destroyed, and the residence was heavily damaged as result.

No one was home at the time of the fire, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The owner was identified as Dominic Bocanelli, of Canandaigua.

The origin of the fire remains under investigation. Deputies say County Road 28 was closed for approximately 3 hours as result of the fire.

No injuries were reported at the scene, and several horses in a nearby pasture were also uninjured.