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Possible fire in apartment above bakery and deli in Pavilion

A possible fire is reported at 6946 Ellicott Street Road in an apartment above the Heavenly Sweets Bakery & Deli. Pavilion Fire Department is responding along with mutual aid from Le Roy. The caller is a resident who came home and found the smell of something burning inside the building and a light haze.

UPDATE 2:28 p.m.: The first responder on scene reports nothing showing.

UPDATE 3 p.m.: This is now a working structure fire. Bethany and Stafford fire departments are called to the scene and Stafford is also requested to provide a fill-in engine and crew for the Pavilion Fire Hall.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: A Mercy medic unit is requested to come in non-emergency in case needed.

UPDATE 3:09 p.m.: The city's Fast Team is requested to respond.

UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: The city's first platoon is called to stand by in its headquarters.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Heavy smoke is reported in the attic.

UPDATE 3:33 p.m.: Firefighters are informed that the attic runs the length of the entire building, which is quite large.

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.: The roof has been opened up but only light haze is coming out. Bergen is asked to fill in at Le Roy Fire Station.

UPDATE 3:41 p.m.: Confirmed that all occupants are out of the building.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Calendonia fire is on scene to provide mutual aid.

UPDATE 3:58 p.m.: More smoke is filling the second floor. They are going to draw water from Hanson's crick.

UPDATE 4:01 p.m.: Although there are no flames visible, command is still concerned about the potential for combustion. The building's sprayed insulation is smoldering and causing much of the smoke, which makes it difficult for firefighters to see inside.

UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: York firefighters are on scene and establishing a draft site.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: A Sheriff's deputy is called to the scene to secure firearms.

UPDATE 4:44 p.m.: Town of Batavia's fill-in crew is requested to the scene. Heavy black smoke is pouring from the roof where they opened it up.

UPDATE 4:47 p.m.: All interior firefighters are told to get out. Now they're going to open up the side of the building.

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: The color of the smoke spewing out the windows is changing color, reports a firefighter. South Byron fire is asked to stage in their quarters.

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: Darien, East Pembroke and Elba firefighters are asked to man their ladder tanker trucks and stand by in their own quarters in case needed at the scene or anywhere in Genesee County.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Firefighters are ordered off the roof. Another Bethany crew is asked to stand by in their hall.

UPDATE 5:06 p.m.: Interior firefighters from Alexander are asked to stage in their quarters. Flames are said to be visible.

UPDATE 5:09 p.m.: National Grid has shut off power to the burning building and the one next to it.

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: National Fuel reps are on scene and are asked to shut off the gas lines(s) to the buildings at the street.

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.: A second Mercy rig is asked to stand by at the fire scene.

UPDATE 5:33 p.m.: Some standby tankers are called in, plus another South Byron crew is told to report to their hall. All staging for fire crews is being moved to the front of the bank. Barre fire is asked to stand by in Barre's hall.

UPDATE 5:37: Town of Batavia's Rescue 20 and all available interior manpower called in.

UPDATE 7:23 p.m.: The second story is completely gutted and the building is a total loss. Heavy equipment is en route to raze the structure. A crew from Wyoming Correctional Facility is on scene to help with clean-up. A pet cat was rescued.

Mardell Lamb
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It was very nice to meet you, Howard. Hope you get home in time for your BBQ. Thanks, again.

Greg Bruggman
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Darien, East Pembroke and Elba TANKERS are to stand by in quarters for possible response to anywhere in Genesee County, not ladder trucks !!

Mardell Lamb
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Billie,
Thanks for the updates ~ it's CRAZY here in town.

Fritz Gott
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multiple tankers from Wyoming county dispatched at 6 pm.

Ed Hartgrove
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Where, or better yet, WHAT is Hanson's crick?

John Roach
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Great coverage.

Bea McManis
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Billie is now, officially, a Batavian. The word 'crick' is commonly used for 'creek' in these parts. I caught it when I read it and waited for someone to comment.

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Thanks, Bea.
Actually, I was asking what HANSON'S crick (or creek) was. My family moved to Pavilion in 1960, and I just moved to FL two years ago. And, unless things have changed in that short period of time, the only "crick" in the village is the Oatka. Unless they've named the runoff-ditch by St. Mary's street. Just curious.

How about it, Billie? Did they have "cricks" in CA?

Steve Reese
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I believe they were referring to Oatka Creek behind the Hanson Aggregates property.

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UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: A Sheriff's deputy is called to the scene to secure firearms.

Could anyone give clarification to this?

Ed Hartgrove
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Thanks, Steve.

Scott Blossom
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This type question was covered about a year or so ago.

During the course of a fire and/or salvage operations on a fire scene, any firearms or ammunition located by the firefighters is turned over to the Sheriffs Dept. for safe keeping.

They can then ensure the correct owners get their stuff returned. Prevents theft of these articles.

Howard B. Owens
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There's a stream, creek or crick that is at the base of the hill as you come into Pavilion. When there's a fire in Pavilion, that's where they draw water. Call it what you will. I'm sure Billie hear "Hanson Crick" from a responding chief and reported it as such. Whether that's the official name, perhaps a long-time Pavilion resident knows.

And Billie did a great job on this ... my pictures are TK.

Scott is right.

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The only moving body of water of any significance that travels through Pavilion is Oatka Creek. Aside from the occasional strainer, it makes for a a nice canoe paddle from Route 63 all the way to the fishing access on Munson Street in LeRoy.

Bea McManis
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Billie, I figured you reported what you heard. Growing up it was always Tonawanda crick, but Oatka Creek. I thought the coverage was spot on.

Beth Kinsley
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I grew up in LeRoy and the Oatka Creek was always just the "crick"

bud prevost
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swimming at red bridge or blue hole, it was the crick

Beth Kinsley
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Bud, do you remember the Regatta on the crick? We used to go to the third floor of the school to watch it because my father had keys to the school. It made me feel very special but looking back, it may have been more fun on the crickbank.

Brett DeKruger
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Remember when Godzilla used to mysteriously show up on the crick??

Beth Kinsley
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Yes Brett and when the crick got really high from the melting snow and the footbridge collapsed.

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