Montclair Avenue home heavily damaged by fire
All of the occupants of a residence at 29 Montclair Ave., Batavia, safely escaped a house fire that was reported at 8:53 p.m., Friday.
City Fire responded to the structure fire and upon arrival found a large volume of fire from the front to the two-and-a-half story, single-family home.
Fire crews knocked down the bulk of the fire and entered the home to find fire on the first and second floors and extending into the attic, according to Interim Fire Chief Daniel Herberger.
Crews were initially hampered by downed power lines and difficult access to the rear of the house.
Several occupants were home at the time the fire was reported, Herberger said. None were injured.
The American Red Cross is assisting one resident.
A firefighter was transported to UMMC by fire department personnel with heat exhaustion.
City Fire and Batavia PD are conducting a joint investigation to determine the cause of the fire.
City Water, Town of Batavia Fire, Alexander Fire, Elba Fire, Emergency Dispatch, National Grid, and National Fuel all assisted in the operation.
Photos by Alecia Kaus/Video News Service.