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Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Shed fire reported on Batavia Stafford Townline Road

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire, Stafford

A garden shed fire is reported at 7979 Batavia Stafford Townline Road, Stafford.

Stafford and Town of Batavia fire dispatched.

UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: The caller reports that there is about 50 gallons of gas inside the shed.

UPDATE 5:53 p.m.: There's no immediate exposure problem. There are other structures on the property but nothing extremely close.

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: A Town of Batavia responder reports smoke visable from Bank Street. Another responder reports, "I've got a visual. She's going pretty good." A tanker from Elba is requested.

UPDATE 6:02 p.m.: Elba can respond non-emergency.

UPDATE 6:36 p.m.: Photo submitted by Karnenko Overs Barlog. Also, Mercy EMS requested to the scene to evaluate a firefighter.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Blown electrical circuits at Jerome Center prompt evacuation, city fire on scene

post by Billie Owens in batavia, fire

The Jerome Center at 16 Bank St. in Downtown Batavia is being evacuated due to the smell of smoke in the building. Several electrical circuit breakers have blown, according to maintenance workers in the basement. City fire is responding.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: The scene is turned over to the building maintenance workers and National Gird. The city assignment is back in service.

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Fire, possibly from burning tires, is reported in woods off South Lake Avenue, Bergen

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An unknown type of fire, possibly burning tires, is reported in the woods behind 68 S. Lake Ave. Bergen firefighters are responding.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Car fire on westbound Thruway, injuries unknown, East Pembroke, Oakfield and Indian Falls fire responding, plus medics

post by Billie Owens in east pembroke, fire, indian falls, Oakfield

A car fire is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 394. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with mutual aid from Oakfield and Indian Falls. Mercy medics are also responding. It's unknown if there are injuries.

UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: East Pembroke command reports the vehicle is unoccupied. Oakfield is put back in service.

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: Fire knocked down. Mercy medics are back in service.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

Possible electrical fire inside house on Ellicott Street Road

post by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy, Pavilion

A possible electrical fire is reported inside the residence at 6173 Ellicott Street Road. Pavilion and Le Roy fire departments are responding. The location is at the corner of Transit Road.

UPDATE 11:11 a.m.: National Grid is called to the scene.

UPDATE 11:56 a.m.: National Grid is there now.

UPDATE 12:18 p.m.: The assignment is back in service.

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Deputy requested to scene of controlled burn in Oakfield

post by Howard B. Owens in fire, Oakfield

An Oakfield fire chief has requested a deputy to a residence on Pine Street where there is a controlled burn taking place.

The chief says it's an ongoing problem.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Structure fire at Oatka Creek Mobile Home Park, Le Roy

post by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy

A structure fire is reported at the Oatka Creek Mobile Park at 8131 E. Main Road. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.

UPDATE 1:57 p.m.: A Caledonia pumper is en route with a full interior crew.

UPDATE 1:59 p.m.: Le Roy Engine 63 on scene; reporting nothing showing.

UPDATE 2:01 p.m.: Le Roy command reports there is some black smoke but it's from a kerosene heater; no fire.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: The Le Roy assignment is in service.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Possible chimney fire reported at residence on Fox Road, Oakfield

post by Howard B. Owens in fire, Oakfield

A possible chimney fire is reported at 7060 Fox Road, Oakfield.

Smoke is reported in the residence.

Oakfield Fire dispatched with a tanker from Elba, a tanker and engine from Alabama, with East Pembroke to fill in at Oakfield's hall.

UPDATE 8:29 p.m.: An Oakfield chief on scene. Nothing showing at this time.

UPDATE 8:31 p.m.: Holding Elba and Alabama in quarters at this time.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: Alabama, Elba and East Pembroke can go back in service.

UPDATE 9 p.m.: Oakfield back in service.

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Small grass fire reported on Harloff Road

post by Billie Owens in fire, pembroke

A small grass fire is reported at 3500 Harloff Road in the area of Polar Wave. East Pembroke and Town of Batavia fire are responding.

UPDATE 1:16 p.m.: The caller was a passerby on the Thruway, who also stated that she saw a man standing on a hill next to the blaze. Now dispatch has called law enforcement to investigate a possible arson. East Pembroke firefighters at the scene are running out of water. Town Engine 24 just arrived. They want to squelch the fire before "it gets down into the buidlings."

UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: A tanker from East Pembroke is also going to the scene.

UPDATE 1:22 p.m.: Firefighters want to keep the fire from going over the hill into the brush. A firefighter says wind is a factor and also reports that "the landowner is giving us a hard time." After confirming that law enforcement is on scene, he says "have them come over and have a chat (with the perturbed landowner).

UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: Command reports the fire is under control.

UPDATE 1:59 p.m.: Fire is out. Assignment is back in service. Law enforcement is making a report about the possible arson.

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

CIty fire responds to smell of smoke in the residence on Harvester Avenue

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire, Harvester Avenue

City fire is on scene at 116 Harvester Ave. for the smell of smoke in the residence.

A commander reports smoke in the residence and firefighters are investigating.

UPDATE 7:34 a.m.: The smoke has been traced to a burned-out motor in the refrigerator.

UPDATE 7:48 a.m.: City fire back in service.

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