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Phelps home uninhabitable after overnight blaze, residents uninjured

A little before 9 p.m. on Thursday deputies, firefighters, and EMS were called to a house in Phelps for the report of a structure fire.

Firefighters from Phelps, Shortsville, Clifton Springs, and Oaks Corners all responded to the scene at 58 William St. in the village.

When deputies arrived on-scene, the garage of the residence was fully-engulfed with flames. The residents had been inside the house at the time of the fire, but a neighbor helped them to safety.


That neighbor noticed the flames, notified the family that lived there, and called 911 all in a span of just a few moments.

The residents and their dog were uninjured. Emergency crews extinguished the fire, but the house was deemed uninhabitable by code enforcement.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, deputies said that it did not appear suspicious at this time.

The residents of the home are staying with family for the time being.



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