Mini-storage fire on Tuesday night in Junius

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 1081 Route 318 for the report of a fire inside of a storage container. Upon arrival at the scene Junius Volunteer Fire Department was at the location extinguishing the fire. The fire which was contained to the contents inside of the metal storage container was determined to be accidental in nature. Owner/ Resident of the property Kale Wilkins age 22 reports the fire was spotted by a passer by who called 911. Per Junius Fire Chief Michael Dewaele the fire was caused by a burning barrel which Wilkins was using to burn rubbish being too close to the storage container. Damages to contents were estimated to be in the $3,000.00- 4,000.00 range and the property was uninsured.

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