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July 17, 2011 - 12:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Pavilion.

Callers reported seeing smoke in the area of 7450 Boyd Road, Covington, and Pavilion chiefs responded to investigate. Upon approach, they spotted a large column of smoke and an orange glow. Once on scene, the first chief confirmed it is a fully involved garage fire.

The fire has spread to the house.

Besides Pavilion, Alexander, Le Roy and Stafford are responding along with the City of Batavia Fast Team. Mutual aid is also requested from departments in Wyoming County.

UPDATE 12:22 a.m.: City of Batavia's Fourth Platoon requested to stand by at the fire hall.

UPDATE 12:44 a.m.: The fire is pretty much knocked down. Crews checking for extensions and interior firefighters preparing to enter. It is believed all occupants are out.

UPDATE 12:50 a.m.: Red Cross requested to the scene to assist two adults.


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July 16, 2011 - 11:25am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, town of batavia.

The engine compartment of an RV is on fire on the eastbound Thruway and Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding. The location is mile marker 388.7 by the Bank Street overpass. State Troopers are on scene.

UPDATE 11:31 a.m.: The RV fire is fully involved. Both water and foam will be used to put it out.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: The fire is knocked down.

UPDATE 12:22 p.m.: The Town of Batavia assignment is back in service.

July 15, 2011 - 9:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, fire.

An unknown type fire is reported behind a residence at 45 Garibaldi Ave. in Oakfield. Town of Oakfield Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 9:22 p.m.: The fire is a small campfire. The chief said those having the fire should be reminded of the regulations. The caller to dispatch also expressed some concern as to whether the fire was on the owner's property. The fire is being extinguished and the property ownership is being determined.

UPDATE 9:32  p.m.: The fire is out. Oakfield returning to service.

July 15, 2011 - 8:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Alabama.

A fully involved car fire was reported at the Arrowhawk Gas Mart, located 852 Bloomingdale Road in Basom. Alabama Fire Department is on scene. The fire is now out. A person has suffered smoke inhalation and Mercy medics are en route.

July 15, 2011 - 3:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire.

Smoke is reported in the area of 7899 Route 98, north of Saile Drive. No flames are showing. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 3:44 p.m.: A small fire is reported in a field north of the farm there.

UPDATE 3:58 p.m.: The fire is out. It was determined to be "animal fecal matter." The chief said "It was probably caused by friction." Dispatch replied "Thank you, chief."

July 11, 2011 - 1:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire.

A large amount of smoke is reported in the area of 7427 Clinton St. Road. Bergen Fire Department is responding to investigate. It's coming from behind a truck parts business.

UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: The chief reports that the fire is visible from Dublin Road and Route 33. It is said to have started accidently. A grass truck from Le Roy and another one from Stafford are requested. The location is between Lyman Road and Maple Avenue, far back on the property at Demo's Truck Parts, Inc.

UPDATE 1:41 p.m.: Byron and South Byron fire departments are called to bring a tanker truck to the scene.

UPDATE 1:56 p.m.: The fire is out.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: Firefighters finishing up the work have asked for water and the ladies' auxiliary is going to bring it to them.

UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: Stafford was put back in service some time ago. Now Le Roy, Byron and South Byron fire departments are also back in service. The Department of Environmental Conservation is sending someone to investigate the situation.

July 9, 2011 - 8:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Darien.

Smoke is reportedly coming from the woods along the east side of Fargo Road, south of Reynolds Road, in Darien. Darien Volunteer Fire Department is responding. The caller said there was a large amount of black smoke pouring from the area.

UPDATE 8:42 p.m.: Firefighters on scene report that, at this time, the fire is deemed to be a controlled burn.

UPDATE 8:52 p.m.: It is a controlled burn and those responsible for it are putting it out. Darien fire is back in service.

July 9, 2011 - 8:47am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Alabama.

A controlled burn that may have spread is reported at 1046 Bloomingdale Road in Alabama. Alabama Fire Department is responding.

A live wire that is arcing is also reported there. National Grid has been notified. No ETA given.

UPDATE 9 a.m.: The fire chief says the situation is under control. National Grid is expected any minute now.

July 8, 2011 - 10:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire.

A possible house fire is reported on Hutchins Street near South Jackson Street. A neighbor reports smoke is pouring from the roof. City fire department is responding.

UPDATE 10:17 p.m.: Firefighters on scene see fire and smoke coming from the area of 146 Hutchins St. Southwest winds at 1 mph. "It's a personal bonfire." City ladder truck 15 in service. Police who responded said the smoke was caused by juveniles at the site putting leaves on the fire. The bonfire is apparently legal.

UPDATE 10:32 p.m.: The people enjoying the bonfire put it out.

July 8, 2011 - 5:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire.

A brush fire is reported in front of 3445 Galloway Road, just west of Kelsey Road. Town of Batavia Volunteer Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: "It looks like a controlled burn in a swampy area by the road. But nobody's around," says an officer at the scene. A non-emergency response is requested.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Logs about 60-feet long and a tire are burning. They are not sure if the logs are within DEC regulations, but they know the tire is not. They are going to put out the fire "in leiu of a report."

July 3, 2011 - 6:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

City Fire Department is responding to a report of a house fire at 29 Burke Drive, Batavia.

Residents called dispatch and said they came home, opened the door and smoke was pouring out and the fire alarms were going off.

UPDATE 6:30: "Fire knocked down. Checking for extension."

UPDATE: At the time I left the scene, caused still not determined. Firefighters were ventilating the house before continuing investigation. The residents' pets were removed for their safety.


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July 3, 2011 - 12:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Le Roy.

A caller reports a column of black smoke in a field across the road from her house in the area of 9153 Warsaw Road.

The first chiefs on scene say there is a large amount of black smoke that seems to be coming from the area of East Bethany Road.

Trucks will be held in quarters until the location is determined.

Le Roy Ambulance also dispatched.

UPDATE: It's a controlled burn.


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July 3, 2011 - 12:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A caller reports heavy smoke coming from the grill area of 44 Main St., Batavia.

City Fire Department requested to the scene to investigation.

UPDATE 12:33 a.m.: Ladder 15 on scene. Nothing showing.

UPDATE 12:38 a.m.: Appears to be a grease fire under the grill. Firefighters will need to dismantle the grill to get to the fire.

July 3, 2011 - 12:20am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A car fire is reported at 157 Vine St., Batavia.

The caller reports wires in the engine compartment are burning.

City Fire Department is dispatched.

UPDATE 12:23 a.m.: Engine 12 and Ladder 15 were dispatched. Ladder 15 is returning to station.

UPDATE 12:32 a.m.: Engine 12 clears the scene, responds report of smoke at Wendy's.


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July 2, 2011 - 4:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A possible tractor-trailer fire is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 387.6. The vehicle is an orange truck with a box trailer. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

July 1, 2011 - 8:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A fire in a compactor has been reported at Tops Market, 390 W. Main St., Batavia.

City Fire Department responding.

Responders are asked to enter through the rear of the market.

UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: There is smoke in the rear of the building.

UPDATE 8:53 p.m.: Majority of the fire in the container knocked down. Back of the store being ventilated.

June 30, 2011 - 4:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Stafford.

A grass fire is reported at Route 33 and Griswold Road in Stafford. Stafford Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: The fire is a small one in a hedgerow, possibly a controlled burn. Now investigating.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: The fire is a controlled burn, about 400 feet from the roadway. Stafford units are back in service.

June 28, 2011 - 11:33am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, alexander, Darien.

A possible structure fire is reported at 10820 Darien-Alexander Townline Road. A vehicle is on fire close to a residence there.

Darien Fire Department is responding along with mutual aid from Alexander.

The location is between Broadway and Buffalo Street roads.

UPDATE 11:38 p.m.: The vehicle fire is "well involved" and about six feet from the house.

UPDATE 11:42 a.m.: Darien chief reports the car fire is out and the structure was not involved.

June 27, 2011 - 12:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire.

A working vehicle fire is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 389.5. Fire units from the Town of Batavia are called to the scene. State Troopers are handling traffic control.

Multiple emergency calls to dispatch are prompting requests for all available manpower to help with emergency coverage, including traffic control at Veteran's Memorial Drive and Route 63. The latter is needed due to the two-car accident at Route 63 and Batavia-Oakfield TL Road.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: The fire is under control.

UPDATE 12:33 p.m.: The fire is out. The burned vehicle is a mini-van.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: All Town of Batavia fire units back in service.

June 27, 2011 - 11:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A lawn mower is apparently on fire, reportedly on the back of a truck or trailer, in the area of 3542 W. Main St. Road, Batavia.

East Pembroke Fire Department is dispatched.

UPDATE 11:17 a.m.: A National Grid truck happened by and the driver used his fire extinguisher to put out the blaze. An East Pembroke chief is on scene investigating.

UPDATE 11:21 a.m.: All East Pembroke units held in quarters.


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