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Fire departments respond to an early morning fire in Granby

An early morning fire in Granby had multiple fire departments present. Around 1 a.m. apartments on State Route 176 caught on fire. The apartments appeared to be destroyed with no injuries reported. What caused the fire is unknown and is still actively ... MORE
Fire, News, Syracuse Area
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Over $12 million dollars in funding through FEMA will help bolster Upstate New York fire departments

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announce that there is $12,316,450 for five fire departments in Upstate New York. The funding is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ... MORE
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Town of Tyre renews contract with Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District until 2023

The Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District will continue to provide services to the Town of Tyre for two years. The vote was unanimous at the Sept. 2 meeting. The board switched to Galen/Clyde after ending services with Magee Fire Department. The state is ... MORE
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House fire in Town of Steuben results in fatalities

State Police responded to a house fire at a residence in Town of Steuben on Sept. 6 at 1:03 a.m. Upon arrival, the house was fully engulfed in flames. When firefighters entered the home, two individuals were located and pronounced dead at ... MORE
Fire, News, Steuben County
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GoFundMe started for father and son who lost their home to a fire while away on a family trip

After a fire destroyed a father and his son’s home on Sunday, a GoFundMe has been set up. Rob and his son Scott were on a trip to spread a family member’s ashes when they were notified that their house had caught ... MORE
Fire, News, Savannah, Wayne County
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Shed fire under investigation in Yates County

A fire investigation team is looking into a shed fire that happened in Yates County last Friday. In the village of Rushville, firefighters were called to a fire on Harvey Road a little before 5 a.m. The medium sized shed was a ... MORE
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Four families were told their lease was terminated following a fire but have now been offered new apartments

Four families had their homes destroyed and just over a week later received letters terminating their leases. Some of the families have children that are just weeks from starting school. Families tried reaching the landlord, PathStone Management Corporation, but received no answer ... MORE
Fire, News, Rochester Area
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Large barn fire in Cayuga County: Multiple departments called for tanker task force

First responders say the fire that destroyed a barn on Saturday in Cayuga County didn’t result in any injuries or loss of livestock. All of the cows that were inside a large barn that burst into flames were safely removed before any ... MORE
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Penn Yan man arrested after arson investigation where tent was set on fire

Police arrested a 35-year-old Penn Yan man following an arson investigation. Christopher Cooke, 35, of Penn Yan was charged with conspiracy after an investigation into an arson where a person’s tent was burned. The tent was burned while up in a back ... MORE
Multiple Cayuga County Fire Departments awarded grant money for new gear

Multiple Cayuga County Fire Departments awarded grant money for new gear

4 Cayuga Count Fire Departments, Aurelius, Cayuga, Fleming No. 2 and Union Springs, are going to split a grant worth $290,542 for new protective equipment, including gear for fighting brush fires. The departments came together to apply for the grant, awarded by ... MORE
Caldor Fire update: continues to spread across the map in California, forcing El Dorado residents to evacuate after Grizzly Flats injuries

Caldor Fire update: continues to spread across the map in California, forcing El Dorado residents to evacuate after Grizzly Flats injuries

A wildfire in Northern California continues to spread and has seriously injured two people. The injuries pushed El Dorado County to issue an evacuation order for all residents and tourists this morning. The wildfire, Caldor Fire, started Saturday night about 60 miles ... MORE
House fire in Byron currently under investigation

House fire in Byron currently under investigation

A Sunday night fire at a home in Byron is still being investigated. One person was home at the time and made it safe out as well as the family dog. The other resident was not home at the time of the ... MORE
Fire, News, Rochester Area
Investigation underway at Connie’s Diner after late-night fire (photos)

Connie’s Diner temporarily condemned after weekend basement fire

It’s unclear how soon Connie’s Diner in Waterloo will be reopened after a weekend fire prompted its closure. The fire, which was contained to an area of the basement, prompted a major response from first responders in the area. The diner’s structure ... MORE
Local first responders learn how to handle electric cars involved in collisions

Local first responders learn how to handle electric cars involved in collisions

First responders are trained to deal with motor vehicle accidents involving vehicles using gas, but electric cars are becoming more common. The difference is the lithium battery system an electric car has. One of the concerns early on with first responders was ... MORE
Fire, Lyons, Newark, News, Wayne County
Old dairy barn fire in Camillus resulted in the death of one bull

Old dairy barn fire in Camillus resulted in the death of one bull

A fire in Camillus Thursday morning destroyed a barn and killed a bull resulting in a total loss, according to officials. The fire happened in an old dairy barn on Van Alstine Road that was no longer in use. It’s unclear how ... MORE
Fire, News, Syracuse Area