A massive fire in Macedon left a half dozen apartments completely destroyed. The devastating fire not only means several families lost their homes days before Christmas, but that school will be interrupted for some students on Tuesday.
Aionna Johnson, a resident of the apartment complex, told 13WHAM-TV that she was alerted to the fire when her father began knocking on her door. “All I heard was my dad screaming ‘fire, fire!’,” she recalled. By the time they exited the structure, the fire was roaring and spreading fast.
Explosions were reported as oxygen tanks on the first floor exploded.
South Macedon Fire Chief Chris Creamer says a firefighter responding to the scene was one of the victims.
“He showed up to home seeing this so it’s tough because we had to take his thoughts and considerations in and make sure that he’s going to get the help that he’s going to need,” Creamer told 13WHAM-TV.
The Red Cross is helping families impacted by the blaze.
The nearby Palmyra-Macedon Intermediate School is closed for the day, as the strong scent of smoke continues in the area. School is expected to resume on Wednesday there.
Officials said students and staff were never in danger at any point during the fire, and the quick actions of first responders prevented a terrible situation from becoming worse.
Macedon fire chief says they arrived just after 2pm to the apartment complex here fully engulfed, with heavy smoke and flames coming from the upstairs and front of building. No injuries to any residents, and a sprained ankle to a firefighter. Cause under investigation @News_8 pic.twitter.com/cQbNrbqNPA
— Emalee Burkhard (@EmaleeBurkhard) December 13, 2021
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