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Mobile home destroyed by fire in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Police Department says first responders were called to an overnight structure fire on Ovid Street. Around 12:09 a.m. the police and firefighters responded to a structure fire at 192 Ovid Street. Upon arrival, a trailer was observed to be ... MORE
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State Police arrest two teens for arson in Palmyra laundromat fire, owner will not rebuild

The owner of the Palmyra Coin-Op Laundry says he will not rebuild the business. Jim Moomaw thanked his customers on social media for their support, but said he would not rebuild the business that burned down Wednesday morning. The building is on ... MORE
Fire, News, Palmyra, Wayne County
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Massive fire destroys home at fish hatchery in Elbridge

Everyone got out safely, but a home in Elbridge was destroyed by an overnight fire. The investigation into the cause of that fire remains active. Firefighters from Cayuga and Onondaga counties were called to the scene, where flames could be seen coming ... MORE
Cayuga County, Fire, News
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Firefighters battle large blaze at Green Renewable in Manchester

Firefighters say they were called to a large mulch fire shortly before midnight on New Years Eve in Ontario County. Deputies say firefighters from Manchester, Shortsville, and Clifton Springs were called to Green Renewable on State Street in Manchester for the mulch ... MORE
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Schuyler County home under renovation destroyed by blaze: Investigators say electrical box to blame

First responders from Schuyler County were called to an early morning fire on County Road 14. The home at that address was destroyed, but was under renovation at the time of the fire. It happened during the early morning hours on New ... MORE
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Starkey arson results in felony charge for Dundee woman: Sheriff says fires set to damage father’s home

New information has been learned about the arson arrest late-last week in the town of Starkey. First responders from Dundee and Yates County were called to 5790 State Route 14A for a reported structure fire. They found dark smoke coming from the ... MORE
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Firefighters battle mobile home blaze on Rt. 318 in Junius

Firefighters from several districts were credited with a fast response, which led to the quick knockdown of a fire on State Route 318 Monday night. Around 8 p.m. firefighters from Junius were called to a structure fire at a mobile home on ... MORE
Fire, Junius, News, Seneca County
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Firefighters challenged by residential fire in Ithaca, spend 2 hours trying to locate source of smoke

Firefighters worked for hours on Sunday attempting to limit the damage to a residence after a fire was reported on Stone Quarry Road. The call came in around 8:15 a.m., according to first responders, who say the Ithaca Fire Department was dispatched ... MORE
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Dundee woman accused of setting multiple fires inside Yates County home

A Dundee resident has been taken into custody after a structure fire on December 22. Jenna Thompson, 32, is accused of setting multiple fires inside a home on State Route 14A. She’s accused of setting the fires with the intent of damaging ... MORE
Dundee, Fire, News, Yates County
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Fire spreads from vehicle to garage, prompting five hour shutdown of County Road 37 on Christmas Eve

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the structure fire that first responders were called to around 4:45 a.m. on Christmas Eve. It happened on County Road 37, and resulted in several fire departments being called to the scene. A ... MORE
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Sheriff: Explosion at Willard Drug Treatment Campus caused by ‘catastrophic failure’ of first floor boiler

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the explosion at the Willard Drug Treatment Campus building last week. Around 7:30 a.m. deputies responded with first responders to a building on County Road 132. Two employees were working in the building ... MORE
Fire, News, Ovid, Seneca County
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Dog wakes up owner, both escape Aurelius house fire

A dog may have saved its owner’s life in Aurelius Wednesday. The Citizen reports Aurelius and Cayuga firefighters were called out Wednesday to a house fire on Route 90 at about 2AM. Aurelius Fire Chief David Perkins said a dog awakened the ... MORE
Cayuga County, Fire, News
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Crews battle overnight structure fire in Cayuga County: Part of Rt. 90 closed for almost two hours

A major structure fire in Cayuga County left part of Route 90 between Davis Point Road and Waynes Point closed for nearly two hours. Several departments were called to the blaze in Springport a little after 3 a.m. According to the Cayuga/Seneca ... MORE
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No updates after explosion at former Willard administrative building this week (photos)

On Monday first responders and firefighters were called to a possible explosion at the former Willard Psychiatric Center Administration building. First responders from Ovid responded confirming an explosion. The building was cleared, and the source of the explosion appears to have been ... MORE
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Three arson incidents in three days on Cornell University campus

There’s been a third arson incident at Cornell University in three days. WETM-TV reports the latest took place Friday inside the first-floor lobby area of Mary Donlon Hall. Someone burned furniture, causing six hundred dollars damage. Two other arson incidents took place ... MORE
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Firefighters battle structure fire in Wolcott

Firefighters in Wayne County were called to a serious one-story residential structure fire on Thursday. Fair Haven and Wolcott were both called to the scene of a fire on Wall Street Road in Wolcott. When first responders arrived on-scene they found a ... MORE
Fire, News, Wayne County, Wolcott
Anti-tax hike candidate outs incumbent from Fishers Fire District board

Anti-tax hike candidate ousts incumbent from Fishers Fire District board

An incumbent on the Fishers Fire District board has been ousted by a challenger who was upset with rising taxes charged to residents in the district. The Daily Messenger reports Fred Dewey received 82% of the vote, winning easily over John Williamson ... MORE
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Sheriff: No one home at time of Romulus structure fire, but several animals saved

Several fire departments in Seneca County were called to a major residential structure fire on Beaujon Road in the town of Romulus. The fire was reported during the afternoon hours on Thursday by a passerby, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office ... MORE
Fire, News, Romulus, Seneca County