Historic building on Swan Street ablaze
Submitted by Billie Owens on May 8, 2010 - 8:07pm
There is a structure fire at the Wiard Plow Co. building at 33 Swan St. in the City of Batavia. Firefighters are on scene, opening up the building to vent the smoke. The roof is afire with 20-foot flames. A second ladder is requested. A crew from Alexander is requested to fill in for the City of Batavia as standby. Looky-loos are posing an impediment to the firefighting efforts.
The fire is engulfing the rear of the structure. There was an apparent arson there earlier this afternoon.
"From everything I can see the main sturcture is OK but there's a lot of embers flying around. A good chunk of the rear of the building fell down," reports a firefighter.
All firefighting manpower from the city and town of Batavia are called to the scene.