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February 17, 2018 - 6:20pm

Garage fire reported on Porter Avenue in the city

posted by Billie Owens in fire, news, batavia, notify.

A garage fire is reported at 17 Porter Ave. City fire is responding. The location is between West Main Street and Washington Avenue.

UPDATE 6:23 p.m.: Fire is out. Mercy medics responding to a victim with burns on his arm(s).

UPDATE 7 p.m.: According to Lt. Greg Ireland, City fire, a small box was on fire in the garage and the resident had it 95 percent out when firefighters arrived. A fire investigation team from City fire is investigating the cause of the fire. The resident was transported to UMMC for treatment.

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What exploded and caused the fire?

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Not sure what a thumbs down is for. There was a big explosion then the fire trucks showed up a couple minutes later. Howard was there and must have caught wind of what happened even if there isn't an official disclosure.

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I was there and came back and wrote an update with all of the information available. You posted your comment after the update.

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So you didn't over hear one fireman talk about an explosion or what they speculated the cause was.

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Whether I did or didn't, I can't report it. Anything I might add would be pure speculation and would open me up to liability for any incorrect information if it was considered defamatory.

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