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Dryden man accused of Ithaca arson found dead inside cell at Tompkins jail

Update The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday around 10:58 am, the Ithaca resident accused of arson died at the County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office said the death “does not appear to be suspicious in nature and there is no indication of foul play,” according to a statement obtained by the Ithaca Voice. “A determination into the cause... more

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack evacuated as roof fire investigated on Saturday

The Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in Farmington was completely evacuated on Saturday around 7:10 am after a roof unit, associated with the facility’s HVAC system reportedly caught fire. According to first responders, no fire or smoke was visible from the outside. However, after around 10 minutes of investigation – it was determined that a unit on the roof was... more

Reported chimney fire prompts response in Seneca Falls

First responders in Seneca County were called to a chimney fire, which was reported around noon on Monday. While details of the incident are not clear, Seneca Falls, Waterloo and Fayette fire departments responded to 1851 Auburn Rd. in Seneca Falls for a possible structure fire. First responders on-site reported an active fire in the chimney. Scanner traffic indicated that... more

Tractor-trailer crash, blaze closes Thruway for hours late-Saturday (videos)

First responders say that the call came in as a tractor-trailer crash, which had burst into flames after the impact. The scene on the New York State Thruway between exits 44 and 45 was a chaotic one with first responders struggling to keep up. Flames were reportedly spreading to the rear of the truck as soon as the first State... more

Crews respond to Canandaigua structure fire on Buffalo St.

A working structure fire was reported in Canandaigua around 8:30 pm on Wednesday, according to first responders. The Canandaigua Fire Department and other local crews were called to the area of 40 Buffalo St. for the report of a structure fire. The first crews on-scene, according to firefighters confirmed a working structure fire. 40 Buffalo street. pic.twitter.com/QCXQCY31An — OCFW (@OntarioFireWire)... more

UPDATE: Driver who slammed into propane truck in Manchester ID’d by SP

State Police have provided an update to the story reported yesterday, which involved a passenger vehicle slamming into a propane truck on Armington Rd. in Manchester. The driver of the car, who was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, was identified as Hana Timbs, 22, of Palmyra. Police say she was traveling west on Armington Rd. when she... more

Sculptor’s studio is ‘total loss’ after Milo fire

Fire destroyed the studio of a well-known sculptor Wednesday morning. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike deemed the Baker Road workspace of Dexter Benedict a total loss. Deputies said Benedict’s wife, Faith, woke up around 5 a.m. when she heard their dog barking. She looked outside and saw Fireworks Foundry, as the barn/studio is called, engulfed in flames. Firefighters were unable... more

Crews battle ‘fully-involved’ mobile home fire in Moravia

Crews were called to the scene of a structure fire at 6061 Reynolds Rd. shortly before 8:30 pm in Moravia. First responders tell us that Sempronious, New Hope, West Niles, Moravia Fire, Owasco RIT and FourTown Ambulance were all immediately called to the scene. Upon arrival, first responders say that the structure was a mobile home, which was fully-involved, with... more
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