GENESEO – Firefighters quickly suppressed a garage fire at the Hammocks luxury apartments Monday morning as heavy smoke poured from the garage door.
Construction workers on site say they first noticed smoke coming from vacant units 44 and 45 at about 9:15 a.m., and quickly called 911 and alerted officials at the Hammocks.
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“I was in the office when someone from construction came running in and said ‘You have a lot of smoke coming out of one of your buildings,'” said Tera Lynch, leasing consultant for the Hammocks. “This apartment is vacant. I’m just glad that no one is hurt.”
Fire trucks from Geneseo, Mount Morris, and Livonia Fire Departments responded to the scene, as well as a Geneseo Ambulance, and Deputy Sheriffs with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
The apartment was shrouded in smoke as firefighters marched into the garage with masks and hoses, pulling down pieces of ceiling and wall, searching upstairs to get to the source of the smoke.
By 10:15 a.m. the thick smoke had all but disappeared, but the garage divider wall was badly damaged.
PHOTO CAPTION: Firefighters on scene. (Photos/Conrad Baker)