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Several businesses forced to close in Victor after downtown fire (photos & video)

Deputies provided an update on the building fire reported at 23 East Main Street in the village of Victor on Tuesday. It was called in around 12:39 p.m. and when firefighters arrived- they found flames and smoke coming from the front side ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Victor
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Romulus man taken into custody after hours long standoff with deputies at campground

Deputies arrested a Romulus man following a several hour standoff at Snedacker’s Campground. According to a news release, Lawrence Bonome, of Romulus was charged with menacing and disorderly conduct after the incident. Deputies were called to the campground after 911 received calls ... MORE
Fire, News, Romulus, Seneca County
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Arson investigation underway in Ithaca after Salvation Army fire

Police say they were called to the Salvation Army in Ithaca for a fire on Tuesday around 11 a.m. Now, police say an arson investigation is underway. Investigators say it was learned that a clothing rack was intentionally set on fire by ... MORE
Fire, Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
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Firefighters battle wind, bitter cold after two-alarm fire in Geneva

On Saturday around 9 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a reported transformer explosion at a building on Route 14 in the town of Geneva. When firefighters from North Side Fire Company arrived on-scene a second alarm was activated. Heavy smoke was showing ... MORE
Fire, Geneva, News, Ontario County
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Firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke in Phelps: Garage a total loss (video & photos)

On Friday several departments were called to a large garage fire in the town of Phelps. The fire was called in on Ridley Road during the early-afternoon hours. Firefighters from Oaks Corners, Seneca Castle, North Side, Border City, Junius, and Clifton Springs ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Phelps
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Home suffers damage after structure fire in Tompkins County

On Wednesday, February 16 firefighters in Tompkins County were called to a structure fire on Davis Road. The Dryden Fire Department shared photos from the scene to Facebook, as they assisted the McLean Fire Department with the fire. No injuries were reported, ... MORE
Dryden, Fire, News, Tompkins County
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House fire in Benton prompts second alarm, mutual aid

Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Benton on Thursday. During the morning hours firefighters were called to a house fire on Havens Corners Road east of Route 14A. Smoke was showing from the structure when firefighters arrived, and fire was ... MORE
Benton, Fire, News, Yates County
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Cayuga County and state officials meet to discuss issues with emergency services

Cayuga County and state officials met last week to discuss ongoing emergency services challenges. The meeting on February 10 regarding EMS and fire department services was hosted at Cayuga Community College and attended by over 35 people, according to The Citizen. Cayuga ... MORE
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Family displaced after house fire in Bloomfield

On Friday around 10:11 p.m. first responders were called to Gregg Road in Bloomfield for a structure fire. The first firefighters on-scene were able to determine that there was an active house fire, and that all occupants were able to get out ... MORE
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Several departments battle large storage building fire in Cortlandville

On Saturday February 12 around 5:42 p.m. the Cortlandville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1244 Starr Rd. Upon arrival, Cortlandville firefighters found a 30×60 storage building with heavy smoke showing from all sides. Firefighters immediately deployed hand-lines and began ... MORE
Fire, Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
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Several departments called to large overnight structure fire in Phelps

No injuries were reported, but a pole barn in Phelps was a total loss after an overnight blaze. According to a news release, around 1 a.m. deputies responded to 1750 Irvin Road in Phelps for the reported structure fire. Once on-scene, deputies ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Phelps
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Canandaigua house fire remains under investigation; Residents alerted to flames by family dog

On February 9 around 2:30 a.m. Ontario County 911 received a report of a possible structure fire at 5515 Canandaigua Farmington Townline Road. Firefighters from the Canandaigua Fire Department responded along with deputies from the sheriff’s office. As deputies arrived on-scene they ... MORE
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GoFundMe launched for Waterloo family after losing everything in house fire (video)

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for the Fayette family that lost everything in a house fire this week. According to the GoFundMe page, Scott and Kari Mack, their two children, and a relative, all escaped the fire on MacDougall Road. Scott ... MORE
Fire, News, Seneca County, Waterloo
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Geneva house fire under investigation

Deputies say there were no injuries after a major house fire over the weekend on Old Lake Road in Geneva. According to a news release, on Sunday around 2:54 a.m. firefighters from West Lake, White Springs, Bellona, Benton, and Geneva responded to ... MORE
Fire, Geneva, News, Ontario County
Police release name of deceased man in Auburn fire

Police release name of man found dead in Auburn fire

Auburn police has released the name of a man found deceased by firefighters who were responding to a house fire last week. David McKeon, 69, was found inside his home at 22 Kearney Ave. around 7:24 a.m. on Friday, January 28, according ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Fire, News
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Family escapes injury after Junius house fire

On Monday around 3 p.m. deputies and firefighters responded to Whiskey Hill Road for the report of a structure fire. The homeowner, identified as MaryBeth Ennist, and her three children, were able to safely exit without being injured. They exited when they ... MORE
Fire, Junius, News, Seneca County
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Fayette greenhouse damaged in fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 24 around 4:30 p.m. deputies responded to Fayette Varick Townline Road for a greenhouse fire. Upon arrival, firefighters with the Fayette Fire Department knocked the fire down. Both plants and structure were damaged ... MORE
Fayette, Fire, News, Seneca County
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Farmington man charged with arson in Farmington Dollar General fire

State police say a Farmington man was arrested for arson after the structure fire at Dollar General on State Route 96. According to a news release, Ariel Ferrer, 31, of Farmington was arrested for second-degree arson and resisting arrest. Investigators determined that ... MORE