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May 24, 2009 - 10:18pm

Is there a fire on Main Street?

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire.

A reader sent an e-mail and said she heard an Main Street business in Batavia is on fire and Main Street is shut down.

I tried calling the dispatch center and the conversation went like this:

"I'm Howard Owens with The Batavian."

"I'm sorry, sir, we're really busy."

"I hear there is a fire on Main Street."

"I'm sorry, sir, we don't have time to talk."

Click.

I spoke to somebody at T.F. Brown's who said he heard something about a fire but didn't really know.

If you know anything, please fill us in.

Brian Hillabush is on his way to the scene, but won't be there for 40 minutes or so (he was out of town, too).

UPDATE:  Dan Jones went to the scene and confirmed there were fire trucks on the scene. The business that we had been tipped to was Main St. Pizza Company. I just called Main St. Pizza and it turned out to be a real minor fire. It was extinquished quickly and no real damage was done.

Arlana Pathammavong
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Yes, Main Street Pizza is on fire. I'm not sure how big or small it is, but I do know that its Main Street Pizza.
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I didn't look like there was anything out of the ordinary at Main Street Pizza when I walked by, perception is deception I guess. Howard, this was good and fast coverage. Bravo.
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Thanks to an alert reader -- and it wasn't actually e-mail, but a message on Facebook, that alerted me. Pretty soon, I'll be living in town and things like this will be less precarious to cover, most of the time. Reader tips are always appreciated, though ... can't be plugged in all the time, or be everywhere at once.
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I was a few blocks away and I never heard any sirens ?
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Must've been put out pretty fast. I left my apartment for a quick errand around 10:30 and didn't see anything.
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On a side note, the timestamps on all the articles and comments are quite a wonderful addition.

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