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UPDATE: One hospitalized, three others escape Williamson blaze

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A significant blaze erupted in a multi-occupancy residence on State Route 21 in the Town of Williamson just past 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Out of the three occupants present during the fire, one sustained injuries from burns and smoke inhalation and was subsequently taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The remaining two residents suffered minor injuries and were attended to on-site by emergency medical services.

Multiple local agencies, including Williamson, Ontario, Pultney, and Wallington Fire Departments, alongside Ontario, Williamson, and Webster EMS, assisted deputies at the scene.

The investigation into the fire’s origin is ongoing.

Massive structure fire destroys multi-family home in Williamson

Firefighters in Wayne County were dispatched to a major structure fire during the overnight hours in Williamson.

What witnesses described as a multi-family home burst into flames before midnight.

When first responders arrived on-scene the home was fully-engulfed. As result of the blaze, the structure was completely destroyed.

There were early reports that one person had been transported to an area hospital with burns, but the full-extent of injuries to those at the home on Route 21 were not confirmed.

The site of the fire is located fairly close to the Post Office.