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SPRINGWATER – Fire experts are still investigating a house fire that was originally called in as causing the basement to flood with smoke, the second of two fires in Livingston County on Monday morning.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the Livingston County 911 Center received a call at 6:17 a.m. Monday morning reporting smoke in the basement of a residence in Springwater.
Upon arrival, Deputies and firefighters found a working house fire at the home. There were no injuries, and the house is salvageable considering some smoke and heat damage to the first floor and basement.
Fire departments at the scene were Springwater, Wayland, Perkinsville, Hemlock and Sparta. Also assisting at the scene was Livingston County ALS and EMS, Livingston County Fire Coordinators, as well as Sheriffs Office members Deputy Holt (Forensic Identification Unit), Deputy Richardson and Sergeant Draper. Fire Departments from Conesus and Dansville filled in at Springwater and Sparta fire halls.
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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