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Small shed fire on Telephone Road, near Texaco Town

A shed fire is reported at 6335 Telephone Road. It is near a structure. Pavilion and Le Roy fire departments are responding. The location is between Ellicott Street Road and Transit Road. A power line is running nearby and National Grid is notified. The roadway will be closed.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: "There's a lot of heavy black smoke," says a responder. A second alarm crew is called to stand by in quarters but the fire has almost burned itself out.

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: A utility pole and power line are "involved."

UPDATE 2:09 p.m.: The city's Fast Team was called but is put back in service. Transit Road will be closed at Telephone Road.

UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: The second-alarm crew is told to stand down.

UPDATE 2:14 p.m.: "We're gonna have it knocked down in a minute," says the commander. They are going to apply foam soon.

UPDATE 2:19 p.m.: "The fire is under control."

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: The eastbound lane is reopened.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m. The road's open, assignment back in service.

Julia Matusak
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My daughter had just left from a visit with me and was driving past and saw the shed on fire and called 911. She pounded on the door of the home but no response. There was a dog chained to a nearby tree directly in the path of the smoke and power line. She and another man were able to rescue the friendly dog and she frantically called me to bring a dog leash to the scene for the dog as I live less than a couple miles away. When I got there they were already closing the road off but allowed me by when I explained about the dog. The shed was fully engulfed in flames and fire trucks had just started to arrive. Someone had given my daughter, Beth Hagen, a thin rope to hold the dog until I got there. After waiting for a bit, I took the dog home with me as I have an outdoor pen. I left a note with emergency personnel for the homeowners. The dog is very friendly and was quite thirsty as you may imagine! Hopefully the owners will be contacting me later tonite.

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