http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/306/ en Smoke spewing from mobile home in West Main Street trailer park, Batavia http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/smoke-spewing-mobile-home-west-main-street-trailer-park-batavia/45505 <p>Smoke is reportedly coming from a mobile home in the West End Trailer Park at 4016 W. Main Street Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: A chief on scene says someone is burning leaves, although it could appear to the caller that the smoke was coming from the mobile home itself.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/smoke-spewing-mobile-home-west-main-street-trailer-park-batavia/45505#comments batavia fire Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:02:26 +0000 Billie Owens 45505 at http://thebatavian.com Quick volunteer response saves house after garage consumed by flames http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/quick-volunteer-response-saves-house-after-garage-consumed-flames/45450 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-2.jpg" /></p> <p>A quick response by the East Pembroke Fire Department helped save a house on Indian Falls Road this afternoon when a fire destroyed a detached garage and heat from the fire was causing the siding of the house to melt.</p> <p>Chief Don Newton said all of the department&#39;s trucks rolled within minutes of the alarm.</p> <p>When Newton arrived on scene driving one of those engines, the garage was already gone.&nbsp;</p> <p>One firefighter described it as &quot;rolling flames.&quot;</p> <p>Newton said crews deployed hand lines and acted quickly to protect the house and knock down the fire.</p> <p>&quot;It is a great save to the house,&quot; Newton said. &quot;These guys are awesome. This is what we train for. These guys do a hell of a job for me. I can&#39;t thank them enough for being here during the day. Middle of the day, it&#39;s tough to get people out and all the units that responded here from all the different departments, I can&#39;t thank enough for them being out here.&quot;</p> <p>The house, at 2023 Indian Falls Road, suffered significant heat damage, but no apparent structural damage.</p> <p>County records list the property owner as Timothy Franclemont.</p> <p>&quot;It was a good save on the garage as far as I&#39;m concerned,&quot; Newton said. &quot;There were a lot of chemicals in the garage, oils, gases, that were burning fiercely, running out of the doors with water on fire.&quot;</p> <p>The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p>No injuries were reported.</p> <p>Assisting East Pembroke were Indian Falls, Oakfield, Pembroke, Darien, Elba and Alabama.</p> <p>(<a href="http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/garage-fire-indian-falls-road/45444" target="_blank">Initial Post</a>)</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-9.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-10.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/quick-volunteer-response-saves-house-after-garage-consumed-flames/45450#comments east pembroke fire indian falls pembroke Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:13:25 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45450 at http://thebatavian.com Garage fire on Indian Falls Road http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/garage-fire-indian-falls-road/45444 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2014-4/img_1012.jpg" /></p> <p>A fully involved garage fire with exposures to other property is reported at 2023 Indian Falls Road. Indian Falls and East Pembroke fire departments are responding. The call has gone to a second alarm. Oakfield, Pembroke, Darien, Elba and Alabama are also called in and Town of Batavia is asked to stand by in East Pembroke Fire Hall.</p> <p>UPDATE 1 p.m.: Corfu Fire Police are to shut down Indian Falls Road at Route 77.</p> <p>UPDATE 1:19 p.m.: Howard at the scene reports flames are no longer showing. The garage is a total loss and the nearby house &quot;has significant heat damage (outside).&quot;</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/garage-fire-indian-falls-road/45444#comments east pembroke fire indian falls Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:52:35 +0000 Billie Owens 45444 at http://thebatavian.com Photo: Wood Street resident rescued from structure fire http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-wood-street-resident-rescued-structure-fire/45440 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/woodstreetrescue2014.jpg" /></p> <p>A fire this morning at 8 Wood S., Batavia, caused $35,000 in damage to the structure and building contents, according to the Batavia Fire Department.</p> <p>The fire was caused by an electrical issue and started in the kitchen.</p> <p>A second-floor resident climbed onto the roof of an alcove on the first floor and was rescued by a city firefighter.</p> <p>A dog that barked to alert residents to the fire perished as a result of smoke in the residence.</p> <p>The incident commander was Mark Mikolajczyk.</p> <p>(<a href="http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/structure-fire-wood-street-city/45433" target="_blank">initial post</a>)</p> <p><em>Photo by Frank Capuano.</em></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-wood-street-resident-rescued-structure-fire/45440#comments batavia fire Wood Street Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:48:28 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45440 at http://thebatavian.com Possible electrical fire inside wall of Ross Street apartment http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/possible-electrical-fire-inside-wall-ross-street-apartment/45436 <p>City fire is responding to 174 Ross St., lower apt., for the odor of something electrical burning inside a wall.</p> <p>UPDATE 11:07 a.m.: A city code enforcement officer is called in.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/possible-electrical-fire-inside-wall-ross-street-apartment/45436#comments batavia fire Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:01:43 +0000 Billie Owens 45436 at http://thebatavian.com Structure fire on Wood Street in the city http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/structure-fire-wood-street-city/45433 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/20141110_072926.jpg" /></p> <p>Smoke is reportedly coming from the house at 8 Wood St., located between Jackson Street and Pringle Avenue. Smoke is coming from the attic, too. City police are on scene and city fire is responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 7 a.m.: The incident has gone to a second alarm.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:05 a.m. Alexander&#39;s Fast Team and Elba fire is called to the scene. Mercy medics are requested for an evaluation. Town of Batavia fire is called to fill in at the city fire hall on Evans Street. Also, <strike>D</strike> &quot;ESU 2&quot; is called to the scene along with all off-duty platoons.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:14 a.m.: Command reports fire knocked down. Overhaul started. The blaze is believed to have started in the kitchen.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:27 a.m.: Alexander is returning to quarters.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:50 a.m. (by Howard, info and photo from Alecia Kaus/Video News Service): A resident who lived on the second floor was rescued from the roof. A dog died. The fire started in the kitchen. Two people downstairs were evacuated. The second-floor resident is being evaluated in an ambulance on scene.</p> <p>UPDATE (info from Alecia Kaus/Video News Service): the dog that perished had alerted residents to the fire.&nbsp;</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/structure-fire-wood-street-city/45433#comments batavia fire Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:59:48 +0000 Billie Owens 45433 at http://thebatavian.com Fire reported inside classroom at O-A School http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-reported-inside-classroom-o-school/45432 <p>An unknown type fire is reported in a classroom at Oakfield-Alabama School, 7100 Lewiston Road. Command on scene tells firefighters to respond non-emergency.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-reported-inside-classroom-o-school/45432#comments fire Oakfield Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:15:55 +0000 Billie Owens 45432 at http://thebatavian.com Fire inside Walmart's food section http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-inside-walmarts-food-section/45421 <p>A fire is reported at the Walmart Super Center on Veterans Memorial Drive. The building has been evacuated. Flames are visible on the wall in the meat department of the food store. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:52 a.m.: A fire is confirmed inside the meat cooler. Mutual aid from Oakfield fire is requested along with all available manpower from Town of Batavia.</p> <p>UPDATE 8:06 a.m.: Oakfield is told to continue non-emergency with a fill-in unit for Town of Batavia&#39;s fire hall.</p> <p>UPDATE 8:53 a.m.: Fire is out. A Health Department rep inspected the meat cooler and cleared the scene.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-inside-walmarts-food-section/45421#comments batavia fire Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:52:15 +0000 Billie Owens 45421 at http://thebatavian.com Leaf fire off Jerico Road, Bethany, is moving toward trees http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/leaf-fire-jerico-road-bethany-moving-toward-trees/45377 <p>A leaf fire that is moving toward a wooded area is reported at 5482 Jerico Road. Bethany Fire Department is responding. Light smoke is showing in the vicinity.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: Fire is under control and firefighters are working to douse hot spots.</p> <p>UPDATE 3:01 p.m.: Fire is out. Bethany is back in service.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/leaf-fire-jerico-road-bethany-moving-toward-trees/45377#comments Bethany fire Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:05:58 +0000 Billie Owens 45377 at http://thebatavian.com Local firefighters called to scene of commercial fire in Caledonia http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/local-firefighters-called-scene-commercial-fire-caledonia/45341 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/cadfire01nov22014.jpg" /></p> <p>Four Genesee County fire companies are requested to the scene of a structure fire in Caledonia.</p> <p>Le Roy responded first, and now tankers from Stafford, Pavilion and Bergen are requested to the scene.</p> <p>The fire is at a commercial structure next to a residence at 2773 Caledonia-Le Roy Road.</p> <p>UPDATE 11:54 p.m.: Mutual aid out of Wyoming County requested to the scene.&nbsp;Tankers from Perry, Perry Center, Wyoming are requested. Shortly after the tone out in Wyoming County, a chief at the Caledonia scene suggests that Perry come right to the scene, and another chief responded, &quot;because their tanker is loading up with massive amounts of water right now.&quot;</p> <p>UPDATE 12:01 a.m.: A chief instructs a crew, &quot;no water should go on the back of the building where you&#39;re at now. It&#39;s full of fertilizer.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>UPDATE 12:09 a.m.: Photo submitted by&nbsp;Jeremiah Russell.</p> <p>UPDATE 12:28 a.m.: Below a photo taken by Sean Valdes from the Genesee Country Village and Museum grounds. Valdes said he can feel the heat from the fire that far away and he believes he heard explosions earlier.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/cadfire02nov22014.jpg" /></p> <p>UPDATE 12:38 a.m.: From <a href="http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/crews-battling-fire-at-caledonia-business-17293.shtml" target="_blank">13 WHAM</a>:</p> <p class="rteindent1"><span>Calls into 9-1-1 started coming in around 11:30 p.m. for the fire at Commodity Resource Corporation on Caledonia Leroy Road. CRC provides products and tools to agribusinesses across the country.</span></p> <p><span>UPDATE 12:49 a.m.: Rochester&#39;s <a href="http://13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/crews-battling-fire-at-caledonia-business-17293.shtml" target="_blank">13 WHAM</a> has reporters on scene.They were kind enough to send over the two photos below. Be sure to tune into 13 WHAM for complete coverage of the fire.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/cadfire03nov22014.jpg" /></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/cadfire04nov22014.jpg" /></span></p> <p><span>UPDATE 12:52 a.m.: Here&#39;s another photo from 13 WHAM:</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/cadfire05nov22014.jpg" /></span></p> <p><span>UPDATE 7:32 a.m.: Crews are still dealing with this fire. Le Roy Fire is still on scene, as is Stafford, Pavilion and Bergen. Alexander fire responded overnight, and Le Roy&#39;s ladder truck crew was given a break, relieved by Town of Batavia&#39;s ladder truck.</span></p> <p><span>UPDATE 8:10 a.m.: Le Roy Fire is going back in service. The Genesee County emergency coordinator who has been on scene all night is returning, relieved by another coordinator.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>UPDATE 8:38 a.m.: South Byron fire requested to the scene, non-emergency.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/local-firefighters-called-scene-commercial-fire-caledonia/45341#comments caledonia fire Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:41:49 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45341 at http://thebatavian.com Field fire off Lewiston Road, Alabama responding http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/field-fire-lewiston-road-alabama-responding/45169 <p>A field fire is reported in the area of 1147 Lewiston Road. Alabama fire is responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: Alabama commands reports the fire is under control.</p> <p>UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: Fire is out. Alabama is returning and in service.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/field-fire-lewiston-road-alabama-responding/45169#comments Alabama fire Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:35:08 +0000 Billie Owens 45169 at http://thebatavian.com Fire reported at Genesee Valley Farms http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-reported-genesee-valley-farms/45135 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/genfarmfireoct172014.jpg" /></p> <p>An &quot;incendiary facility&quot; on the grounds of Genesee Valley Farms is on fire, according to a caller to emergency dispatch. The address is 3520 S. Main Street Road, East Pembroke. Everyone is out of the structure. East Pembroke fire is responding along with mutual aid from Town of Batavia, Oakfield, Darien, and Alexander. Pembroke and Indian Falls are to stand by. The location is between Wortendyke Road and Lovers Lane Road.</p> <p>UPDATE 4:48 p.m.: Howard at the scene reports there is a moderate amount of smoke showing but no flames. The incendiary facility is inside a small out building. Smoke appears to be coming from the eaves.</p> <p>UPDATE 5:57 p.m.: Fire is knocked down. Some crews are picking up and preparing to leave.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/genfarmfireoct172014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/genfarmfireoct172014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/genfarmfireoct172014-4.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-reported-genesee-valley-farms/45135#comments east pembroke fire Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:38:21 +0000 Billie Owens 45135 at http://thebatavian.com Car reportedly on fire in front of Wendy's http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/car-reportedly-fire-front-wendys/45122 <p>A car is reported in front of Wendy&#39;s on Main Street, Batavia.</p> <p>City fire responding.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/car-reportedly-fire-front-wendys/45122#comments batavia fire Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:10:15 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45122 at http://thebatavian.com Controlled burn now out of control on Prole Road, Stafford http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/controlled-burn-now-out-control-prole-road-stafford/44956 <p>A controlled burn is reportedly now out of control at 8547 Prole Road. Stafford Fire Department is responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:14 p.m.: A tanker from South Byron is called to the scene. The location is south of Horseshoe Lake Road.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:56 p.m.: Fire knocked down. Crews are picking up.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/controlled-burn-now-out-control-prole-road-stafford/44956#comments fire Stafford Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:45:07 +0000 Billie Owens 44956 at http://thebatavian.com Burning tires said to be stinking up the air on Indian Falls Road http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/burning-tires-said-be-stinking-air-indian-falls-road/44924 <p>Heavy black, stinky smoke is reported at 1641 Indian Falls Road. It is said to be caused by burning tires. Indian Falls Fire Department is responding.</p> <p>UPDATE Thursday: The resident called and said this was a false report by another resident in the area. There were no tires burning. &nbsp;It was just brush.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/burning-tires-said-be-stinking-air-indian-falls-road/44924#comments fire indian falls Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:32:03 +0000 Billie Owens 44924 at http://thebatavian.com