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Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Grass fire by Cookson and Dorman roads, Alexander

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A grass fire is reported in the area of Cookson and Dorman roads. Alexander Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 8:57 p.m.: The area is said to be near the old Foster residence or Foster Farm. It wasn't much of a blaze. They couldn't find it at first, then indicated the responders on scene would suffice. "Are you going to stomp it out?", a firefighter asks. "Doing it now," is the reply. Mission accomplished. Fire is out. Alexander is back in service. 

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Fire on outside of train car on Seven Springs Road

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A fire on the outside of a train car is reported by the railroad crossing at Seven Springs Road. Stafford Fire Department is responding. Someone was said to be using an extinguisher on it. "Looks like a brake fire and it's going pretty good" said a responder at the scene. But then they found it was coming from a traction motor which is attached to a 5,000-gallon tank full of diesel fuel.

UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: The blaze is on west side of the tracks. Fire police are going to shut down Seven Springs Road.

UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: Town of Batavia Fire Department is also responding.

UPDATE 5:31 p.m.: The roadway will be closed at East Main and Seven Springs roads. A fireman says there's rubber burning underneath on one side. "We might be able to yank it right out -- the part that's burning," which is said to be a bellows. The CSX railroad line is shut down for now and a CSX worker is at the scene. There appears to be no indication of any kind of leakage or either gas or oil.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m.: The fire commander said the fire is contained to the bellows of a motor that spread to the structure of the car. They expect to be able to put it out shortly. No fuel lines were affected. The commander asks whether CSX plans to start up the train soon and, if so, recommends fire personnel remain on scene to confirm there are no more safety issues.

UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: CSX is giving the go-ahead to open the tracks. The fire is apparently out.

UPDATE 6 p.m.: All Stafford units are back in service.

UPDATE 6:06 p.m.: All Town of Batavia units are back in service and the roadway is reopened.

Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Front porch fire reported at residence on Maple Avenue, Oakfield

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A fire is reported on the front porch of 69 Maple Ave., Oakfield.

Oakfield Fire Department is responding.


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Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Field fire at Maple and Ledge roads

post by Billie Owens in Alabama, fire

A field fire is reported at Maple and Ledge roads. Alabama Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 4:53 p.m.: A responder on scene says the fire is near the gravel pit on hill or berm.

UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: The fire is out.

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Oven fire reported on County Line Road, Darien

post by Billie Owens in corfu, Darien, fire

An oven fire is reported at 2683 County Line Road in Darien. The residents used a fire extinguisher on the blaze but it's unknown if that was effective. They were advised to leave the residence. Darien fire, with mutual aid from Corfu, is responding.

UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: A responder on scene reports nothing is showing (outside). The address is just north of Sumner Road. The residents are in the back yard. The house "is charged with fire (inside)" and the fireman says it looks "like a cake boiled over." The other unit responding is proceeding in non-emergency mode. They're going to check things out with a thermal-imaging camera.

UPDATE 4:53 p.m.: It was burnt food. All units back in service.

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Possible structure fire reported at old Wiard Plow building on Swan Street

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A possible structure fire is reported at 33 Swan St., the old Wiard Plow building.

Only one caller reporting the possible fire.

City fire is responding.

UPDATE 4:28 p.m.(by Billie): City Engine 15 is back in quarters.

UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: A matteress was on fire when city firefighters arrived on scene. Firefighters gained quick entry to the building and put out the fire before it spread. A witness reported seeing a youth on a bicycle leaving the scene just before the smoke was spotted. Batavia PD is investigating the incident.

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

Feed truck reportedly on fire on Albion Road, Oakfield

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A feed truck at Lamb Farms on Albion Road, Oakfield, is reportedly on fire.

Oakfiled Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 10:09 a.m.: A chief on scene reports a working truck fire.

UPDATE 10:15 a.m.: Fire knocked down.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Appears to be controlled burn at Ferrellgas on Ellicott Street, Batavia

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A caller reports to emergency dispatch that flames 20- to 30-feet high are shooting from a stand in the parking lot of Ferrellgas at 655 Ellicott St. City fire personnel on scene say it looks like a controlled burn. An off-duty firefighter reported that a "burn off" was being conducted at the company.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hot circuit breaker reported inside apartment on West Main Street, Le Roy

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A hot circuit breaker has been reported inside an apartment at the Royal Apartments, 103 West Main St., Le Roy.

A Le Roy chief on scene reports, "we have a very hot circuit breaker."

He's requested a thermal camera into the building to see if it extends up the wall.

Bergen's ladder truck is requested to the scene mutual aid.

UPDATE 5:59 p.m.: A chief informs dispatch "we're all set here," just waiting on maintenance.

UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: Le Roy and Bergen back in service.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Brush fire close to house on Maple Road, Alabama

post by Billie Owens in Alabama, fire

A brush fire is reported to be 20 feet away from a residence at 7012 Maple Road. Alabama Fire Department is responding. The location is between Knowlesville and Ledge roads. The fire chief on scene reports it is currently confined to a hedgerow and "as long as the wind is cooperating" it should remain there while they proceed to put it out.

UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: The fire is under control.

UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: The fire is out. Alabama is back in service.

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