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UPDATE: Investigation underway into fire that destroyed Wayne Co. home

UPDATE: Investigation underway into fire that destroyed Wayne Co. home
First responders say a newspaper delivery person called 911 after witnessing flames shooting out of a vacant house on Lake Road in Williamson. The Pultneyville Fire Department responded to the house fire, which happened on ... more
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Sheriff Spike: Winter storm claims one life in Yates County, 911 Center flooded with calls

The winter storm that blasted the region with heavy snow and strong winds over the last 24 hours has resulted in one fatality, according to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike. In an update on conditions ... more
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Fire department: Dog, candle caused small house fire in Auburn

Auburn firefighters extinguished a small house fire Tuesday night after a family's dog nudged some bedding near a candle, fire officials said. The fire broke out at around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at 115 Osborne St ... more
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NEW DETAILS: Eight companies assist at Lodi structure fire along Seneca Lake

NEW DETAILS: Eight companies assist at Lodi structure fire along Seneca Lake
Sheriff Tim Luce provided an update on Monday to the structure fire, which prompted a response from around Southern Seneca County on Friday. Deputies were dispatched to 9180 Rhodes Road around 12:16 p.m. on Friday ... more
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LATEST: Waterloo home severely damaged by fire, remains under investigation (video)

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce has provided an update to the structure fire that FingerLakes1.com reported over the weekend in the Town of Waterloo. Luce says that around 10:50 p.m. on Friday deputies responded to ... more
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Family displaced after home heavily damaged by fire in Scipio

Family displaced after home heavily damaged by fire in Scipio
Crews in Cayuga County were battling a structure fire at 4492 Route 38 in Scipio on Saturday. The fire broke out during the early-morning hours, and took some time for first responders to get it ... more
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$4.8M coming to local counties to enhance emergency communication

$4.8M coming to local counties to enhance emergency communication
More than $4 million in grant funding is coming to the Finger Lakes area to help improve emergency communications. State Senator Pam Helming announced millions in grant awards to the six counties she represents to ... more
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Officials: State plow truck ‘total loss’ after fire on Thruway near Geneva exit

Officials: State plow truck 'total loss' after fire on Thruway near Geneva exit
The Oaks Corners Fire Department reports that on Friday around 5:16 p.m. they were called to the New York State Thruway — Exit 42 on the eastbound offramp for a reported plow truck on fire ... more
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Tractor-trailer catches fire on NYS Thruway near Weedsport (video)

Weedsport and Port Bryon fire departments were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer fire near mile marker 298 overnight. The incident happened in the eastbound lane and was put out within around 30 minutes, ... more
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‘STAY OFF ICE’: Sheriff outlines concerns after Sodus Bay rescue on Thursday

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says a 75-year-old Rose man was successfully rescued from Sodus Bay after he fell into the ice while attempting to cross it on a snowmobile. According to deputies, their office ... more
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State comptroller: Sempronius Fire Department should improve financial record-keeping

State comptroller: Sempronius Fire Department should improve financial record-keeping
A state audit of the Sempronius Fire Department found lack of adequate oversight of financial activities. The New York State Comptroller’s Office released a report on Friday citing the department's lack of financial oversight during ... more
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UPDATE: Canandaigua man charged with arson after setting West Bloomfield fire

UPDATE: Canandaigua man charged with arson after setting West Bloomfield fire
In another update on Thursday, investigators in Ontario County have arrested a 20-year-old Canandaigua man on arson charges following a West Bloomfield fire. Joseph P. Conlon, 20, was charged with fourth-degree arson and arraigned in ... more
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Multiple departments called to Genoa building fire overnight

Multiple departments called to Genoa building fire overnight
Firefighters in Cayuga County were called to a building fire in Genoa last night, which was reportedly ‘fully-engulfed’ when the first crews arrived on-scene. Genoa, King Ferry, Scipio, Locke, Aurora, Poplar Ridge, and Lansing fire ... more
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UPDATE: Family pets die in Cheshire blaze, home destroyed (video)

Multiple departments from Ontario County responded to a structure fire on Monday, which claimed the life of three family pets. The cause of the fire on State Route 21 in Cheshire is under investigation, but ... more
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UPDATE: Barn destroyed by fire in Scipio on Saturday

UPDATE: Barn destroyed by fire in Scipio on Saturday
All animals were pulled from a burning barn in Cayuga County, which was reported to Cayuga 911 around 9:30. Poplar Ridge, Scipio,Fleming 1, Fleming 2, Aurora, and Long Hill fire departments were called to the ... more
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SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS: Officials, union differ on solution to firefighting problem in Canandaigua

Funding options will be looked at next year for the fire department. That's the word from officials with the City of Canandaigua, who have been dealing with a number of complaints and criticisms since a ... more
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‘We’ll go on’: The Wolfs say they’ll ‘be fine’ after devastating fire

'We'll go on': The Wolfs say they'll 'be fine' after devastating fire
For years, Doris and Walter Wolf have devoted much of their time and energy to helping others in the Waterloo and Seneca County areas. Walter has been limited somewhat by dementia, but Doris remains a ... more
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Canandaigua woman has new goal after being rescued from fire

The woman rescued from an apartment building fire in Canandaigua is out of the hospital and recovering – and she is sharing her powerful story with one goal in mind. Firefighter Ben Cramer arrived at ... more
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Penn Yan home destroyed by fire overnight; authorities investigate cause

Penn Yan home destroyed by fire overnight; authorities investigate cause
Police say that a Garfield Avenue home in Penn Yan was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday night after they received a call shortly before midnight. Penn Yan Police, as well as the Penn Yan Fire ... more
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West Niles Fire Department audit shows lack of financial activity oversight

West Niles Fire Department audit shows lack of financial activity oversight
An audit of the West Niles Fire Department cites a lack of documentation and clarity of financial activities. The audit was released by the New York State Comptroller's Office for the audit period of Jan ... more
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Video shows rescue of woman from Canandaigua fire

Video shows rescue of woman from Canandaigua fire
New video shows the rescue of a woman from an apartment fire in Canandaigua on Saturday. Crews responded to the Camelot Square Apartment Complex Saturday afternoon. The video comes from a firefighter's helmet. They were ... more
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