A call has come in for a possible fire in the attic at 3885 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.
Town of Batavia fire dispatched.
UPDATE 8:41 a.m.: Chief on scene. Light smoke showing.
UPDATE 8:42 a.m.: Confirmed fire in the structure. All available man power to the scene.
UPDATE 9:25 a.m.: National Grid on scene.
UPDATE 9:56 a.m.: Red Cross requested to the scene. Two adults and five children need housing for "just a couple of days," a chief says. No clothing needed.
UPDATE: This morning's fire could have been much worse, according to Chief Paul Barrett and resident Shawn Gaylord.
Gaylord's wife smelled the smoke and found the fire. Gaylord was just returning home and he and his wife were going to go right back out and be gone for four or five hours.
If she hadn't have smelled the smoke before they left ...
Gaylord started fighting the fire before the first fire trucks were on scene, using an extinquisher and containers of water.
The effort definately helped said the Town of Batavia chief.
"I didn't stop him from fighting the fire because it was working so well until the city got here just ahead of our truck, 30 seconds ahead of our truck," Barrett said.
City fire was dispatched because the slippery roads made it a little harder to get a driver to the Town of Batavia's fire hall to get an engine rolling.
The fire was contained to an upstairs bathroom and bedroom area, caused about $10,000 in damage, Barrett said, and was definitely electrical in origin.
The meter has been pulled and electric repairs and inspection will be necessary before the house can be occupied again.
The property is owned by Timothy Dancy.
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