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October 3, 2015 - 10:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, fire.


Batavia PD is looking for the public's assistance in identifying these two individuals in connection with an arson investigation. The individuals appeared on a video surveillance footage in proximity to a dumpster fire reported last night at a location on West Main Street (the exact location was not released). The fire was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Anybody with any information that might assist in the investigation are asked to call Det. Thad Mart at (585) 345-6372.



October 1, 2015 - 7:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, batavia.

City fire is on scene at the YMCA on East Main Street in Batavia after a report of the smell of smoke in the building. The facility has been evacuated. Fire command reports the smell of something electrical burning. Investigating.

September 27, 2015 - 9:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron.

A caller reports insulation is on fire under a house at 7014 Swamp Road. Bryon and South Byron fire departments are responding, along with mutual aid from Bergen, Elba and the Town of Batavia's Fast Team. A second engine from Bergen is requested to fill in at Byron's fire hall. The location is between Hessenthaler and Pococks roads.

UPDATE 9:12 p.m.: Byron command is holding the assignment to Byron, Sotuh Byron and Pavilion. Elba and Town of Batavia are put back in serivce. They are calling for a thermal camera.

September 26, 2015 - 5:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Stafford.

Stafford Fire Department is called "to assist law enforcement with a grass fire" at 8620 Sanders Road.

The location is Scofield Transfer & Recycling.

September 24, 2015 - 7:58pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire Department went to a report of a possible grass fire in some woods in the area of Linwood and Harris roads. They inquired if it was a controlled burn. Dispatch said there was no record of a controlled burn called in for that location. The property owner became irate and insisted that a controlled burn was called in at about 8 a.m. today.

The landowner insists no one should be on the property; he wants firefighters to leave. A deputy is called to the scene and the Department of Environmental Conservation is contacted.

UPDATE 8:04 p.m.: The chief on scene says a resolution has been reached with the farmer. Responses from a Sheriff's deputy and the DEC are cancelled.

UPDATE 8:10 p.m.: The Le Roy assignment is back in service.

September 24, 2015 - 7:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia.

City fire is on scene of a smoke-in-the-residence call at 634 E. Main St., Batavia.

A Mercy ambulance is requested to the scene to evaluate a person with possible smoke inhalation.

UPDATE 7:26 p.m.: A second ambulance is on scene. Engine 15 is going back in service.

September 22, 2015 - 5:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, elba.

Smoke is reportedly coming from a barn at 4803 Barrville Road. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

September 19, 2015 - 6:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Pavilion.

A possible electrical fire is reported inside a house at 6890 Ellicott Street Road. The caller told a dispatcher "her dryer blew up." Pavilion Fire Department is reponding along with mutual aid from Le Roy. The location is between River Road and Woodrow Drive.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: Pavilion command reports a code enforcement officer is on scene and that the occupants are going to remain on the premises until help arrives from the American Red Cross.

September 19, 2015 - 1:27am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, batavia.

City firefighters are called to Monclair and Olyn avenues to investigate a report of smoke in the area.

September 16, 2015 - 6:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire.

A possible house fire is reported at 1 Jerome Place in the city. A caller at Tully's restaurant reports seeing smoke coming from the structure. City fire is responding. The location is between Prune and East Main streets.

UPDATE 6:23 p.m.: Somebody was grilling food in the yard. The assignment is back in service.

September 15, 2015 - 4:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy.

Smoking is reportedly coming from the roof of a residence at 27 W. Main St., Le Roy, between Craigie and Clay streets. Le Roy Fire Department is responding along with a ladder truck from Bergen.

UPDATE 4:53 p.m.: A crew from Pavilion is requested to stage in its hall.

UPDATE 5:24 p.m.: Fire Police are requested to shut down traffic at westbound Route 5 at Route 19.

September 11, 2015 - 6:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, elba, Alabama, Oakfield.

A brush fire is reported in Elba at 7560 Pekin Road. Elba firefighters are responding.

UPDATE 6:34 p.m.: Alabama, as mutual aid, is working the brush fire in Elba's fire district and Oakfield is requested to assemble a crew in the Oakfield hall.

UPDATE 6: 44 p.m.: A crew from Byron is requested to fill in at Elba's fire hall.

UPDATE 6:54 p.m.: Elba command reports fire is under control.

September 10, 2015 - 5:31am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron.

Smoke is coming from an electrical outlet inside the Byron Arrowmart, 6890 Byron Holley Road. The convenience store has been evacuated. Byron Fire Department is on scene. South Byron, Bergen, Town of Batavia's Fast Team, and a fill-in crew from Elba were also initially dispatched. Once command was on scene the other responding units were put back in service.

UPDATE 5:48 a.m.: Responding units back in service.

September 9, 2015 - 8:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in 400 Towers, fire, batavia.

An elevator alarm is sounding for a person stuck in the elevator at 400 Towers, located at 400 E. Main St. in the City of Batavia. City firefighters are responding.

September 9, 2015 - 7:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy, bergen.

A circuit breaker is reportedly smoking in the basement of a residence at 123 Myrtle St., Le Roy. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding along with a ladder truck from Bergen.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: National Grid is called to the scene.

September 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, east pembroke, fire.

A dump truck fire is reported in the area of 3189 Route 5, between Hopkins Road and Batavia Mobile Home Park, East Pembroke.

East Pembroke fire is responding.

UPDATE 9 p.m.: Town of Batavia is requested for traffic control to shut down westbound traffic at Wortendyke Road.

UPDATE 9:03 p.m.: Fire is out.

UPDATE 9:04 p.m.: Town of Batavia can go back in service.

UPDATE 9:51 p.m.: East Pembroke back in service. Truck has been moved.

September 6, 2015 - 6:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia.

Smoke is showing from a train car that is stopped in the Upton Road area, Batavia.

East Pembroke fire is responding.

September 1, 2015 - 6:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia.

City fire responded to a kitchen fire at 27 Tracy Ave., Batavia, this afternoon that caused an estimated $1,000 in damage.

The fire was reported at 4:38 p.m. and was deemed accidental, according to a press release.

Engine 11 arrived three minutes after the alarm and reported smoke showing. The residents evacuated.

Once inside, firefighters found a pot of grease on fire on the stove with flames extending into other combustibles nearby. The crew smothered the fire by putting a lid on the pot and used a fire extinguisher to knock down the remaining fire on a cabinet and wall paneling.

Crews were also able to locate and remove a pet rabbit from the home.

City fire remained on scene for about an hour checking for extension and ventilating the structure.

The estimated building damage is $200 and contents damage is put at $800.

August 27, 2015 - 4:52am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Attica, alexander, Bethany.

A house fire is reported at 31 East Ave. in the Village of Attica. Alexander Fire Department is called to provide mutual aid to Attica in fighting the blaze, along with Bethany for rehab. The location is between Prospect Street and Putnam Place.

UPDATE 5:08 a.m.: Fire out. Checking for extensions. Bethany can go back in service.

August 26, 2015 - 12:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, alexander.


A structure fire is reported in the basement of the Cargill facility in Alexander, located at 3540 Railroad Ave. There is heavy black smoke spewing from the building and it is being evacuated.

Alexander fire is responding along with Town of Batavia, Bethany, Darien, the city's Fast Team and East Pembroke.

UPDATE 12:17 p.m.: City fire's first platoon is requested to the headquarters on Evans Street. A crew from Darien is also asked to stand by in quarters.

UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: Fire is out. Ventilating.




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