A barn fire is reported at 5520 N. Byron Road. Elba and Byron fire departments are responding. "It is believed to be 'The Big O', which is the onion growing company's name. Smoke is seen coming from the structure.
UPDATE 7:35 a.m.: This is a confirmed, working barn fire. Town of Batavia Fire Department is called to stand by in Elba's fire hall. Bergen, Oakfield and Stafford are also called to the scene.
UPDATE 7:39 a.m.: This has gone to a third alarm. Alabama, Alexander, Bethany and East Pembroke fire departments are also called to the scene, along with the Town of Batavia's ladder truck.
UPDATE 8:05 a.m.: South Byron Fire Police are called to shut down traffic at North Byron and Transit roads. Churchville is asked to fill in at Bergen's fire hall.
UPDATE 8:17 a.m.: Alexander, Darien, Pembroke and Indian Falls are asked to have crews stand by in their respective fire halls in case needed. Two tankers out of Brockport are requested to the fire.
UPDATE 8:48 a.m.: National Grid is on scene. Barre is responding. Attica is asked to fill in at Alexander.
UPDATE 9:12 a.m.: "We have rolling flames," says a firefighter.
UPDATE(S) 10:49 a.m. (by Howard): When I left the scene 20 minutes ago, the fire was still burning. Fire crews are likely to be on scene all day. I'm going to start working on my pictures and head out later for follow up.
UPDATE 11:14 a.m.: This story from 2013 contains some shots of onion processing in this building.
UPDATE 12:23 p.m.: Le Roy's rescue engine is requested to the scene.
UPDATE 12:32 p.m.: Pavilion being requested to fill in at Le Roy's hall. (CORRECTION: Pavilion asked to stage in their own hall to cover Stafford and Le Roy)
UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: A man just showed up with "a bunch of Thanksgiving dinners" for the firefighters.
UPDATE 1:42 p.m.: Le Roy returning.
UPDATE 2:23 p.m.: Alexander is returning.
UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: Several other departments have been released, including all of the out-of-county departments
UPDATE: More coverage here.
UPDATE 4:59 p.m.: Town of Batavia's Ladder 25 is back in service.