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First responders extinguish afternoon fire in Waterloo (photos)

First responders extinguish afternoon fire in Waterloo (photos)
First responders from Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Fayette, and Border City were called to a structure fire at 107 E. Elisha St. in the village of Waterloo on Saturday. Around 2:45 p.m. firefighters were called to the scene for the report of an active structure fire. Reports on-scene indicate that an active fire was found upon arrival, and quickly extinguished within... more

Webster community, firefighters mark sixth anniversary of firefighter ambush

Webster community, firefighters mark sixth anniversary of firefighter ambush
Driving down Lake Rd. in Webster never gets easier for firefighters like Al Sinkiewicz. “You drive by the scene down there, and you can’t help but flash back to what happened that day,” he said. He’s talking about the Christmas Eve tragedy in 2012, when a man set his own home on fire, and later shot at first responders. “It... more

Cortland firefighter dies at hospital weeks after Sempronious crash

Cortland firefighter dies at hospital weeks after Sempronious crash
State Police say a man who was hospitalized following a crash in Sempronius died shortly before Christmas. The crash happened on November 30th at the intersection of Route 41A and Sayles Corners Road. He failed to stop his pickup truck at a stop sign, colliding with a tractor-trailer operated by Timothy Shattuck, of Savannah. After the accident it was reported... more

Two killed in South Bristol blaze identified; investigation into cause continues (full coverage)

Two killed in South Bristol blaze identified; investigation into cause continues (full coverage)
A fatal house fire in South Bristol remains under investigation — after a difficult fight for fire, EMS, and law enforcement — who all responded to 5828 County Road 33. Jeff Harloff, who serves as fire coordinator for Ontario County said they received a number of phone calls between 8:30 and 9 p.m. describing a fire, multiple explosions heard by... more

Shortsville home heavily damaged after fire; two pets die, but one saved by first responders after performing CPR

Shortsville home heavily damaged after fire; two pets die, but one saved by first responders after performing CPR
Deputies say that two household pets were killed in a fire on Taylor Road in Shortsville over the weekend. The fire broke out at 3725 Taylor Road around 10:20 a.m. on Sunday. Deputies say that Manchester, Shortsville, Hopewell, Clifton Springs, and Seneca Castle fire departments responded to the address for the report of a single-story structure fire. The fire was... more

Multiple families displaced after fire at apartment house in Auburn

Multiple families displaced after fire at apartment house in Auburn
New information has been obtained about the fire that scorched a home on Osborne Street in Auburn. Six families were displaced by a structure fire at an apartment house at 111 Osborne Street. The three-story structure had smoke coming out of it when first responders arrived. The Auburn Citizen reports that the building, constructed in 1950 was home to six... more

Home destroyed by overnight fire in Town of Seneca (photos)

Home destroyed by overnight fire in Town of Seneca (photos)
Ontario County Emergency Management reports that on Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. first responders were called to a residential structure fire in the Town of Seneca on Scoon Road. The occupants of the home called 911 after being awoken by smoke alarms. Both escaped without injury. Emergency Management reports that the home was completely destroyed; and that two vehicles were also... more

Hundreds of thousands coming for emergency communications in the Finger Lakes

Hundreds of thousands coming for emergency communications in the Finger Lakes
Cayuga County’s public safety emergency communications system will be getting significant funding from New York State, according to announcements by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cayuga County Administrator Justin Woods. Gov. Cuomo announced $806,629 in funding to support Cayuga County’s public safety emergency communications system under the NYS 2018 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant. The grant program concentrates on enhancing critical public... more

Drilling rig catches fire next to Starkey Town Hall on Monday afternoon

Dundee firefighters were called to Seneca St. on Monday afternoon shortly after 2:00 pm on reports of a Moravec drilling rig that caught on fire next to the Starkey Town Hall. According to reports the drill struck a pocket of methane which ignited the blaze. The fire has been put out and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has been... more
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