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House fire prompts heavy response from Cayuga, Tompkins counties

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Firefighters from Cayuga and Tompkins Counties were dispatched to a significant house fire on Lansingville Road in Tompkins County Wednesday night. The Lansing Fire Department Inc. spearheaded the response efforts after receiving an emergency call just before 10 p.m., indicating a fire at a one-story residence near Dublin Road. Support was bolstered by the King Ferry and Genoa Volunteer Fire Departments, which contributed additional manpower and tanker support.


Challenges including adverse weather conditions, a live power line obstructing the driveway, and intense flames extended the operation, with firefighters taking around 90 minutes to subdue the main blaze. Crews remained on site for two more hours to ensure complete extinguishment. Locke Fire & Rescue along with Neptune House Co #1 from Dryden were also called in for support, rounding out a total force of approximately 35 firefighters, four engines, seven tankers, and two heavy rescue units.

Despite the extensive response and the hazards encountered, there were no injuries reported among the firefighters or the residents. Bangs Ambulance stood by at the scene as a precautionary measure, ensuring immediate medical assistance was available if needed.