Down wire sparks cornfield fire, traffic tied up on Route 19 at Wyoming County line
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 1, 2013 - 7:24pm
A downed power line appears to have sparked a fire in a cornfield in the area of 637 Pavilion Warsaw Road, Town of Covington.
That's in Pavilion's fire district and Pavilion fire is on scene.
Dispatchers have received multiple calls about the fire and a chief said people keep stopping on the road to check on the fire.
Southbound Route 19 is closed and the Pavilion chief has requested that Wyoming fire close northbound Route 19.
National Grid is responding to the scene.
UPDATE 8:36 p.m.: Pavilion is now dispatched to a possible house fire at 550 Crossman Road, Town of Covington. The house was struck by lightning. The location is within Pavilion's fire district.
UPDATE 8:40 p.m. The house will be checked with a thermal camera. The residents are not entirely sure if the house was struck. There was a big bang and then the power went out.