The Scottsville (NY) Fire Department was dispatched to a recent reported house fire in the early morning hours. Additional reports from the caller said they were not leaving the building. A few minutes later, another call reported everyone out.
The first arriving chief confirmed heavy smoke showing from a two-story residential and declared a working fire. Extra units were dispatched on the original alarm.
Companies from Mumford, Chili, Henrietta, Avon, East Avon, and Rush assisted at the scene. Two ALS ambulances were brought in, one to transport one of the occupants with an unknown condition. No firefighters were injured.
Firefighters dealt with ambient temperatures at -4F. The Town of Wheatland brought in salt for the road and driveway. There were no working smoke detectors in the house that some firefighters described as “hoarder like.”
The Monroe County Fire Bureau investigated the cause and origin with preliminary findings of a space heater too close to combustibles.
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