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Home destroyed, pets lost in Clyde fire (photos & video)

Photo by Corey Haig.

A two-story wood frame home in the village of Clyde was destroyed Monday morning. The call for a structure fire came in around 7 a.m. after a passerby reported smoke and flames coming from the home on Geneva Street.

Crews from Clyde, Savannah, Lyons, Rose, Seneca Falls, and Waterloo responded to the scene. Car 2-4 was the first unit to arrive and reported heavy fire at the back of the house. It was initially unclear if anyone was inside the home. Shortly after, E49 arrived at the scene, and the crews worked to extinguish the flames from the exterior of the structure.


Clyde firefighters requested that Seneca Falls standby on their floor while the Clyde team worked to put out the fire. Seneca Falls crews, along with Waterloo RIT, were later moved to the scene. After Q3 arrived on the scene, the firefighters went inside to attack the source of the fire. Crews from Lyons, Savannah, and Seneca Falls assisted with primary and secondary searches, ventilation, and overhauling.

Photo by Corey Haig.

Other resources were also deployed to the scene, including Wayne County ALS, Eastern Wayne EMS, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Clyde PD, Wayne County Emergency Response Unit, Wayne County Coordinators 1, 7, and 9, Red Cross, NYSEG, and Clyde code enforcement. Rose crews remained available for any calls in Clyde fire district.

According to officials, the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire, but pets were lost. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.