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.