Avon Fire Destroyed Friendly Truckers’ Home

AVON – Neighbors say that the fire on North Avon Road destroyed the home of a friendly couple who drive big rigs. Wayne White, who says he lives two doors down with his family, said that the couple and their 18-wheel rigs were gone at the time of the fire. "They must have been on the road," said White at the scene. "They had just moved here from the city [Rochester]. They were both very nice and neighborly." First responders contacted … [Read more...]

Fire Engulfs Avon Home

AVON – A home burned to the ground Thursday evening on North Avon Road. Numerous fire departments from Livingston and Monroe counties are currently fighting the fire, which was first reported at about 10:18 p.m. The structure is clearly a total loss. Multiple vehicles around the structure sustained heavy damage from the fire. Law enforcement including the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police are currently … [Read more...]

Dansville Firefighters’ Quick Action Saved McDonald’s from Grease Fire

DANSVILLE – An immediate response and effective interior 'attack' of a grease fire at McDonald's saved the building from much more serious damage Monday morning. According to Livingston County Emergency Management Director Kevin Niedermaier and later Brian Wood on Facebook, employees and patrons evacuated when the alarm went off at about 8:40 a.m. Dansville firefighters entered the building and put out the fire before it could spread to the … [Read more...]

‘It’s Taking a Village’ but Kelly’s Will Soon Return to Geneseo

GENESEO – Love, sweat and skill have finished the building and bar at Kelly's Saloon. A fresh sign means that the bar is nearly ready to open its doors for the first time since July 29, 2015. Owner Sarah Dieter said that the intense effort would have been impossible without the help of family, friends and community members. "It's taking a village, just like it always did before," said Dieter. "It's a beautiful, beautiful thing." Her … [Read more...]

Fire Blisters Caledonia House

CALEDONIA – A fire burned through part of a Caledonia home on Feely Road near Lacey Road Thursday night. According to first responders on scene, the fire began in the back of the house. The emergency call went out at about 9:15 p.m. "I and others who were first on scene arrived to find heavy fire in the back of the structure," said RJ Kantowski, Deputy Chief of the Caledonia Fire Department. "A neighbor advised us that the house was … [Read more...]

Live Ammo, Paraphernalia Fly from Burning Car in Geneseo

GENESEO – A car crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Nations Road Sunday afternoon, igniting ammunition. According to first responders on scene, the driver, a male, was southbound on Nations Road at what is believed to have been an excessive speed when he failed to make a turn just south of Roots Tavern Road and struck a tree at about 1:20 p.m., sustaining injuries and starting a car fire. "When we started hearing the rounds going … [Read more...]

Firefighters Snuff Lakeville Trailer Fire

LIVONIA – Firefighters put out a trailer fire on Creekview Circle early Saturday morning. According to the Livonia Fire Department, the emergency call went out at 5:03 a.m. Lakeville Car 21 went on location and declared it a working fire. Livonia and Lakeville firefighters stretched a line inside the the trailer and performed a quick search. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and extinguished it. Livingston County … [Read more...]

Chimney Fire Ruins Hand-Built Livonia Home

LIVONIA – A Livonia homeowner is without the home that he built himself on Livonia Center Road. John Freestone says that the fire started in the chimney to the coal stove. He tried fighting the flames himself until they got out of hand at about 10:40 a.m. "The fire started in the tar around the chimney and spread into the roof," said Freestone. "I couldn't get to it with the handheld extinguisher. At that point, I knew it was time to call. … [Read more...]

Fire Destroys Nunda Garage

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NUNDA – A fire destroyed a large garage on Tuesday. According to first responders, the garage was a total loss. The incident occurred on Rte. 15 (Creek Road). The Livingston County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Identification Unit were on scene. Responding fire departments included Nunda and Dansville. Note: This story originally incorrectly said that the fire occurred in West Sparta. … [Read more...]

Lima Family Loses Home to Fire

LIMA – A family of seven lost their home to an attic fire Tuesday evening. According to first responders on scene, family members were home to notice the smoke and call 911 quickly, but smoke and water damage make the home uninhabitable. "Fortunately, everyone made it out safely," said Lima Fire Chief Jim Pribanich. "They called right away and it happened in the late afternoon just as everyone was getting home from work so we had good … [Read more...]