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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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June 22, 2011 - 3:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A caller reports the smell of smoke coming from the basement at 13 Roosevelt Ave., Batavia.

The building is being evacuated.

City Fire Department dispatched.

UPDATE 3:37 p.m.:  City fire on scene. Nothing showing.

UPDATE 4:06 p.m.: City fire has cleared the scene.


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June 21, 2011 - 8:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Stafford.

A resident in the area of Randall and Buckley roads, Stafford, is apparently burning a fiberglass boat.

A caller reported seeing a column of black smoke. A first responder found the fire and said that it appeared somebody was burning the boat.

Stafford Fire Department is being dispatched to 6590 Randall Road.

UPDATE 6:41 p.m.: Photo submitted by Donna Hall.

 


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June 18, 2011 - 5:06pm
posted by Alecia Kaus in batavia, fire.

A trailer being pulled by a pickup truck is on fire on the Thruway. Town of Batavia Fire Department is headed to mile post 386 westbound. There is also a grassfire at this location.

Update: Troopers on location at 387.7 westbound with Town of Batavia fire.

Update: Fire is reported to be out.

Update: Mercy Medic 3 to scene for subject with burns to hands and arms.

June 18, 2011 - 4:56pm
posted by Alecia Kaus in fire.

Bergen Fire Department along with Byron and Mercy Medic 3 have been called to 7111 N. Bergen Road for a possible electrical fire in a ceiling. 

Caller reporting a ceiling light fell to the floor exposing burning wires.

Update: Bergen fire on location, nothing showing.

Update: Fire is reported out.

Update: Bergen fire back in service at 5:16 p.m.

June 17, 2011 - 8:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A caller reports the smell of a possible electrical fire coming from the garage at 3269 W. Main St. Road, Batavia.

East Pembroke Fire Department and one engine from Town of Batavia are dispatched.


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June 15, 2011 - 11:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, fire.

There is a report of a fire in the woods in the area of 2609 Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road, Oakfield.

Oakfield Fire is responding.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: East Pembroke's brush truck requested to the scene. It is a grass fire.

UPDATE 11:58 a.m.: East Pembroke's brush truck no longer needed at the scene.

UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: Oakfield is back in service.


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June 14, 2011 - 12:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Darien.

A large plume of smoke is reported coming the woods at 951 Broadway Road. The type of fire is unknown. Darien Fire Department is dispatched.

The location is between Harlow and Warner roads.

UPDATE 12:54 p.m.: The chief says it's a small controlled burn.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: The fire stems from burning paper and wood. The homeowners have been advised of burn regulations. Darien is back in service.

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