Firefighters Contain Leicester Fire to Washer and Dryer

LEICESTER – A house fire on North Street damaged a home on Saturday. According to first responders, the fire was mostly contained to a washer and dryer. Occupants and pets were able to escape uninjured. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Livingston County Office of Emergency Management are investigating. … [Read more...]

Farmers and Firefighters Contain Fire to Combine

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Farmers and firefighters together stopped a potentially disastrous combine fire in its tracks Wednesday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the combine was working in a wheat field at the end of Oxbow Lane off of Nations Road in Geneseo when it burst into flames. "It was the farmers who put out the fire on the ground," said Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty at the scene. "It had started to spread … [Read more...]

Investigators Rule Arson Cause of Dansville House Fire

DANSVILLE – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Dansville woman for allegedly setting her own house on fire. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Marjorie Hazlett, 66, is now charged with felony Arson in the Third Degree. On Sunday June 18 at 5:55 p.m., the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) began receiving calls for a structure fire at 22 Greenmount Court in the Town of North … [Read more...]

Fire Rips Through Lima House

LIMA – A fire tore through a home on Doran Road Monday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the emergency call reporting the fire came in at about 3:36 p.m. No one is believed to be injured. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the second story. The hot afternoon presented a common challenge to firefighters. After the fire was brought under control, fire company commanders ordered exterior firefighters to take … [Read more...]

Cigarette Caused Mount Morris Fire that Displaced 7

MOUNT MORRIS – Seven people lost their homes to what has been ruled an accidental fire caused by a discarded cigarette or smoking material. Livingston County Emergency Management Director Kevin Niedermaier said that an investigation points to 'carelessly discarded smoking material' as the cause of the fire that condemned the apartment building containing six apartments on Trumbull Street off of Main Street Mount Morris. "The lower front … [Read more...]

Fire Claims 2 Dogs and Mount Morris Apartment Building

MOUNT MORRIS – Two dogs passed away in Saturday morning's apartment fire on Trumbull Street, which damaged the building beyond repair and displaced seven people. Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi said that Code Enforcement Officer Shawn Grasby condemned the entire structure, which contained six apartments. "The only loss of life was two small dogs," said Mignemi. "Code Enforcement has condemned the structure and the Red Cross is here … [Read more...]

Civilians Grab Ladder and Save Trapped People from Mount Morris Apartment Fire

MOUNT MORRIS – The biggest thanks went to passerbys of an apartment fire on Trumbull Street in Mount Morris Saturday morning. Though Assistant Mount Morris Fire Chief Rodney Cobb was quick to arrive at the scene just off of Main Street after a call reported a fire in the apartment at about 9:40 a.m., he says civilians had already freed people trapped upstairs as the fire burned in the structure below. "The civilians got the trapped people … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Chief: ‘Heck of a Job’ Saved Big Barn from Blowing Fire

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village's Fire Chief credits firefighters with saving a large barn that was directly in the path of a fire that had already consumed three smaller barns. Mount Morris Fire Chief Dana Regatuso said that his Assistant Chief, Rodney Cobb, was the first firefighter to the scene on Rte. 408 (Mount Morris Geneseo Road). Mount Morris called neighboring fire departments from Livingston County and beyond, who helped minimize the … [Read more...]

Wind Whips Fire Through 3 Barns in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – A fire destroyed at least three barns on Rte. 408 (Mount Morris Geneseo Road) Friday evening. According to first responders on scene, an emergency call reporting a fire in one barn came in at about 5:30 p.m. When first responders arrived at the scene, in the area of Canaseraga Creek and Letchworth Country Store, they saw that a strong west wind coming across an open field was spreading the fire to other barns. The barns … [Read more...]

Hero Highlands Neighbor Kicked in Door for Pregnant Dog During Fire

GENESEO – A hero Highland Apartments resident may very well have saved the life of a family dog and her unborn puppies during Saturday's fire. Saturday's fire revealed the very best in the community at the Highlands. Both online and in person, neighbors to five families in Building 4, which is now condemned, are gathering as many clothes as possible to donate. But at no time did the community have these tenants' backs more than when Highlands … [Read more...]