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July 2, 2017 - 7:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, batavia, news, notify.


A large tree limb fell onto a power line, breaking it, and landed on a garage at 45 Woodrow Road in Batavia; no arcing or sparking. City Fire Department is responding and National Grid is notified.

UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: City fire cleared the scene and National Grid was in route.


June 19, 2017 - 11:28am
posted by James Burns in batavia, fire, news.


A microwave caused a two alarm fire on 20 Swan St about 9:30 am.There was the smell of smoke but no visable flames.Two children were sent for observation for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported. All units are back in service. 




June 15, 2017 - 3:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, fire.

An ARC bus is smoking in the area of Central and Pringle avenues and city firefighters are responding.

UPDATE (By Howard): The fire was extinguished and City fire is back in service.

June 5, 2017 - 2:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy.

Hay is on fire in the barn at 8627 Vallance Road, Town of Le Roy. Bergen Fire Department is responding. "It's the last farm in the county (on that road)," says a dispatcher. The call came in through a 9-1-1 call transferred here from Monroe County. The property owner was the caller.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: Command requests mutual aid from Mumford -- it's tanker to the scene in non-emergency mode. A crew from Caledonia is requested to fill in at Bergen's fire hall.

June 5, 2017 - 1:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia, news.

There is a report of lights flickering and smoke in the building at Kohl's Department Store on Veterans Memorial Drive.

Town of Batavia Fire dispatched.

June 5, 2017 - 1:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, fire.

The odor of smoke in the building is reported at Kohl's Department Store on Veterans Memorial Drive. Lights inside the store are flickering. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

June 2, 2017 - 9:23am
posted by Billie Owens in news, fire, batavia.

Fire from a stove (possibly in a wall behind it) reportedly started a working structure fire at an apartment complex at 4112 W. Main Street Road, Batavia. It's originating from unit B9. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding. A first responder on scene reports smoke showing. The fire has gone to a second alarm. Alexander's Fast Team is called for mutual aid along with Darien, Elba and East Pembroke. Stafford is called to stand by at Batavia's station #2.

UPDATE 9:29 a.m.: This is the Batavia Meadows apartment complex.

UPDATE 9:32 a.m.: National Grid was called in and has a one-minute ETA. Command requests law enforcement to the scene to help evacuate the complex. He says they are having difficulty evacuating it and several apartments are "charged with smoke."

UPDATE 9:37 a.m.: Elba is asked to stand by at Batavia's station #1.

UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: An engine from the city is requested to the scene. Elba is now requested to the scene.

UPDATE 9:42 a.m.: The city's third platoon is called to headquarters on Evans Street.

UPDATE 9:47 a.m. A Town of Batavia code enforcement officer is called to the scene. Firefighters are asked to go in apartments and open doors and checks walls for heat/fire. The fire was first called in as a fire in a wall, then a stove fire, now they are reporting it stems from an electrical problem in a wall.

UPDATE 9:54 a.m.: A woman's small dog is hiding under a bed and refuses to come out, and there are a couple of stubborn cats in other apartments, but command says there's not enough smoke wafting in the air to put them in jeopardy so they are letting them stay put for now. A rep from the American Red Cross is called to the scene.

UPDATE 10:11 a.m.: Byron firefighters were called to stand by in their own quarters.

UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: Firefighters are ventilating the structure. Stafford is returning to service.

May 30, 2017 - 1:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, news, batavia.

Black smoke is reportedly pouring from the back of a house at 5155 E. Main Street Road. A first responder on scene is investigating and says it's a controlled burn, of tree stumps. Town of Batavia Fire Department is called and a firefighter is continuing to the scene to investigate.

May 18, 2017 - 10:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia, news.


A garage fire is reported at 141 Ross St., Batavia.

City fire responding.

UPDATE 11:01 p.m.: City fire on location, smoke showing.

UPDATE 11:02 p.m.: Working fire, second alarm.

UPDATE(S)(By Billie) 11:14 p.m.: Fire is now coming through the roof and the south side of the garage.

UPDATE 11:26 p.m.: The structure is fully involved and flames are shooting at least 20 feet into the air.

UPDATE 11:34 p.m.: The chief on scene reports they're "making some progress" in getting the blaze under control.

UPDATE 11:38 p.m.: The fire appears to be knocked down pretty good; no flames are visible.

UPDATE 11:47 p.m.: Fire under control. Doing overhaul.

UPDATE 12:01 a.m.: City Fire Captain Dan Herberger said shortly before 11 p.m., the call came in for a garage fire on Ross Street. When they arrived a few minutes later, smoke was showing at the 25 by 60-foot structure. "It was a deep-seated fire with a fiberglass boat and several cars inside," Herberger said, adding that the presence of those vehicles amounted to a "tremendous load" for fueling the fire and that the garage was "very difficult to get in," and accessing it was "labor intensive." Firefighters got in through a front garage door; there were no other doors or windows. They had to cut holes in the rear and side of the garage to battle the blaze. The wind wasn't bad, but Herberger said there was "enough to knock smoke in your face and know it was smoke." The breeze also caused some concern about flying embers. The mission was accomplished in short order: "We deployed a line right away, got in right away away and put water on it."

UPDATE 12:50 a.m.: Elba and Town of Batavia Engine 24 back in service.










May 18, 2017 - 6:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia, news.

A brush fire is reported in the area of 19 Ross St., Batavia, near the Richmond Memorial Library.

City fire is responding.

May 13, 2017 - 11:58am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Oakfield, news.

An engine and a tanker from Oakfield Fire Department are called to respond in non-emergency mode to an unlawful controlled burn at a farm located at 3701 Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road, Oakfield.

UPDATE 1 p.m.: The assignment is back in service.

May 9, 2017 - 4:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Darien, news.

A back porch fire is reported at 1401 Broadway Road, Darien.

Darien fire and Corfu fire along with Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Fire is out. Checking for extensions.

April 30, 2017 - 3:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Le Roy, news.

A "pretty large fire" has been reported by a deputy on Quinlan Road, Le Roy, as a "possible en-con complaint" (environmental conservation).

The fire is about 20 feet in diameter and the deputy is requesting a fire department response.

April 30, 2017 - 1:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, news, Stafford.

A possible illegal burn, a brush fire, is reported at 9002 Fargo Road, Stafford. Stafford firefighters are responding.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: Law enforcement is called to the scene.

April 25, 2017 - 10:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, bergen, news.

There is a report of smoke coming from the building at Liberty Pumps, 7000 Apple Tree Ave., Bergen.

Bergen fire and Le Roy fire dispatched.

Mercy EMS asked to start in that direction.

UPDATE 10:09 p.m.: A chief on scene reports light, hazy smoke.

UPDATE 10:13 p.m.: Le Roy going back in service. Churchville had also been requested to the scene, but Churchville can go back in service.

April 25, 2017 - 5:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia, news.


We do not have any new information about the fire at this time.

UPDATE: Bob Tripp, 1st assistant chief for Town of Batavia, and scene commander yesterday, said the cause of the fire is still undetermined, but it appears to be electrical in nature. There was still electricity going to the barn complex and a portion of the barn has been damaged by the wind. That may have caused a line to short out and yesterday's wind fanned the sparks into flames.







April 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, batavia, news.


Here are a few photos from the fire this afternoon on Oak Orchard Road, Batavia.

The first two are by Frank Capuano. The others are reader submitted.

I was at the fire and will have photos posted later.





April 25, 2017 - 2:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, news, Oakfield.

A working barn fire is reported at 7736 Oak Orchard Road, Batavia. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding, along with mutual aid from Oakfield, Stafford, East Pembroke and the Alexander Fast Team. Mercy medics are also called. This has gone to a second alarm.

UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: The bulk of the fire is knocked down. Flames are no longer visible, but the area is quite smoky and firefighters are still at work. The fire burned through the roof and it destroyed nearby auxiliary structures.

April 11, 2017 - 12:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, fire, news.

An open burn is in progress at 8122 Marble Road in Alabama. It is unlawful at this time of year. A first responder is on scene and a Sheriff's deputy is en route.

April 6, 2017 - 6:08am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire, news.

A possible structure fire is reported at 3309 W. Main Street Road, Batavia. Smoke is coming from heating vents. A Sheriff's deputy is on scene and says the house is evacuated and that there's a vehicle with people in it in the front yard, but a flashlight is seen inside the residence. "Will be checking," he says.

Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding, along with East Pembroke and Mercy medics. The location is west of Wortendyke Road.


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