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 the couple and notified them of the fire.
The couple kept multiple pets at the house. There is no word so far on whether the animals were recovered.
A gas line was seen burning outside of the home.
Numerous fire departments from Livingston and Monroe counties currently have the fire under control. The fire was first reported at about 10:18 p.m.
The structure is clearly a total loss. Multiple vehicles including at least one sedan near the structure sustained heavy damage from the fire.
Law enforcement including the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police interviewed civilians at the scene.
First responders were cautious of telephone and electrical lines going to the house that cross through nearby trees.
Fire departments that responded to the scene include but are not limited to: East Avon, Avon, Caledonia, Lima, Livonia, Rush, Henrietta, and Bloomfield.
Numerous ambulances are also standing by on scene. No one is reported to be injured.