A confirmed, working house fire is reported at 7650 Macomber Road in East Pembroke's fire district. All available manpower from that district is responding to the scene along with mutual aid from Alabama, Indian Falls, Elba, Pembroke, Corfu and Oakfield. The Town of Batavia Fast Team is also responding and another unit will fill in at the East Pembroke Fire Hall.
UPDATE 11:03 a.m.: Town of Batavia will switch from filling in at the East Pembroke hall and head straight to the fire. Alexander firefighters will fill in at East Pembroke. A firefighter upstairs reports near-zero visibility, which will "make the advance difficult...we're going to backdown the stairs until we can get the roof knocked out." Fire police are going to handle traffic control and "rubberneckers." ... Now all interior firefighters are ordered out of the structure.
UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: A tanker from Darien is called to the scene.
UPDATE 11:11 a.m.: An engine out of Stafford is called to the scene.
UPDATE 11:27: Shelby is called as mutual aid to fill in at Alabama's fire hall. Mercy medics have been on scene since shortly after the initial call went out.
UPDATE 11:34 a.m.: Akron is called as mutual aid to fill in at Pembroke.
UPDATE 11:44 a.m.: The house was built sometime in the 1830s. It belongs to Lorna Klotzbach, who is a member of the Town of Alabama Planning Board. Inmates from the Wyoming Correctional Facility will be transported to the site to help out. The fire departments in Wolcottsville and Barre are called to provide mutual aid.
UPDATE 11:55 a.m.: More help is coming from Byron, South Byron, Attica and East Shelby.
UPDATE 12:01 p.m.: The Ladies Auxiliary of the East Pembroke Fire District are called to provide refreshments at the scene.
UPDATE 12:46 p.m.: A person from the scene is being transported to UMMC. The patient is a man with an ankle injury.
UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: Shelby and Barre firefighters are released and will be returning home.
UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: Town of Batavia is the latest fire company, of a few of them, to go back in service.
UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: Ambulance requested to the scene for a person with a hand injury, requested transport to UMMC.
UPDATE 5:32 p.m.: Ambulance requested to the scene non-emergency for a person with a shoulder injury.
UPDATE 5:56 p.m.: Oakfield's tanker requested back to the scene, non-emergency.
UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: All units, back in service.