AVON – Fire investigators have determined that the root cause of a house fire that cost an elderly resident on Littleville road her home early Monday morning was a bedroom ceiling light.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the Livingston County 911 Center received a call at 2:35 a.m. Monday morning reporting a house on fire in the Town of Avon.
Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies and firefighters at the scene found a working house fire. There were no reported injuries at the scene of the fire.
Neighbors on scene said that the resident had been living at that house for 45 years, adding that she was awakened from sleep by her old-fashioned metal fire alarm bell, which still worked.
Firefighters searched the remains of the home for her two cats once the fire was controlled, but reports on scene were that they were not found.
This was the first of two house fires in Livingston County Monday morning, the second of which occurred at about 6:17 a.m. in Springwater.
Fire departments at the scene were East Avon, Avon, Caledonia, Geneseo, Livonia, Lakeville, Lima and Rush. Also assisting at the scene was Avon Ambulance and Caledonia ALS. Livingston County Fire Coordinators were on scene investigating, as well as Deputy Perkins, Deputy Herkimer, Deputy Williams (Forensic Identification Unit), Sergeant Orman, and Investigator Rittenhouse of the Sheriff’s Office.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the resident of the house. Deputy Sweeting of the Sheriff’s Office community policing unit will also stay in contact with the homeowners to offer any further assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.
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