Middlesex Fire Department ~

Middlesex, New York

 

 
 
 
Middlesex Hose Co.
5537 Water St
PO Box 145
Middlesex, NY 14507
 
Web: www.middlesexfire.org
Phone: 585-554-3434
Emergencies: 911
 
 
 

2007 Fires

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Structure / Barn Fire - Route 245 - Mutual Aid to Naples Fire - December 12th 2007

At approximately 3:30pm the Naples Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fully involved Barn Fire.

Naples Fire Officers immediately requested tankers and manpower to the scene from several area departments, including Middlesex.

Naples arrived to find a large barn fully involved with exposures to an unenclosed pole barn. The barn was used for an auto repair business.

The Middlesex Fire Department responded with PT17, PT46 and M23. E16 also responded and setup a tanker fill site at the West River Boat Launch.

PT46 was the second truck on scene and assisted Naples engine setting up a tanker drop tanks.

Also See:

Auto Barn Fire

 

 

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Structure Fire - Brink Hill Rd - Mutual Aid to Naples Fire - November 25th 2007

At approximately 1:48am the Naples Fire Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire. Upon arrival Naples fire officers found a chimney fire with extension into the wall of a  2 story home.

At 2:08am the Middlesex Fire Department was called for manpower and tankers. Middlesex PT46, PT17 and M23 responded under the command of Car 8-0.

The Rushville Fire Department was called to fill in at the Middlesex Fire Station and later moved to a pond at the top of Flint Hill Rd to establish a tanker fill site.

 

 

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Structure Fire - Corwin Rd - Mutual Aid to Branchport/Keuka Park Fire - November 16th 2007

At approximately 11:40am the Branchport/Keuka Park Fire Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire. Upon arrival Branchport fire officers found a chimney fire with extensive extension into the attic of a large 2 story home.

Several fire departments from the immediate area where called to assist with manpower and to establish a water supply.

At 12:40pm the Middlesex and Rushville Fire where called for manpower to assist with extensive overhaul. Middlesex M23 and Car 8-03 responded with a total crew of five firefighters.

 
  Structure Fire - Italy Valley Rd - Mutual Aid to Potter Fire - November 3rd 2007

At approximately 6:45am the Potter Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house fire. Potter Car 10-0 requested tankers and manpower from both the Middlesex and Rushville Fire Departments.

Car 10-0 arrived to find a light smoke condition outside, and a heavy smoke condition inside.

Smoke divers from Potter, Middlesex and Rushville entered to find a house heavily charged with smoke. The fire was located on the first floor and quickly extinguished. The remainder of the structure was ventilated and checked for extension.

The scene was turned over to the Yates County Fire Investigation Team for cause and origin determination.

 

 

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Combine Fire - N. Vine Valley Rd  - September 20th 2007

At approximately 12:13pm the Middlesex Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a combine on fire inside a farm shop. By automatic mutual aid agreement, the Rushville Fire Department was called for a full response on the initial dispatch. Car 8-0 and E16 went enroute within one minute.

As units responded a heavy smoke condition was evident in the direction of N. Vine Valley Rd.

Car 8-0 arrived on the scene to find a fully involved combine only 4 feet from a large barn and shop area. With farm workers attempting to tow the combine further away from the structure.

E16 laid a 5" LDH supply line from the roadway due to the heavy fire load and exposures in the area of the burning combine. E16 immediately pulled a 1 3/4" handline and the fire darkened down quickly.

A farm pond was located by other units on scene and a drafting operation was considered however it proved unnecessary since the fire was controlled quickly.

It was later discovered that the combine was being serviced in the farm shop when it caught fire. The mechanic seen the fire and attempted to control it without success. He then attempted to start the combine, with the intention of moving it outside the shop, this was also unsuccessful.

Then the combine started on its own and rolled out of the farm shop where is stalled outside. It was undetermined how combine started on its own however this action no doubt saved the farm shop from fire. 

 

 
  Structure Fire - Ferguson Corners Rd - Mutual Aid to Rushville Fire - September 18th 2007

At approximately 9:30pm the Rushville Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire in the living room. Rushville Car 11-0 and all Rushville fire apparatus immediately went enroute at the time of the call.

Car 11-0 requested a full response from the Middlesex Fire Department. Middlesex PT46, PT17, M23 and manpower responded directly to the scene. E16 responded to Bassett St in Rushville to set up a tanker fill site.

Rushville Fire Department arrived on scene to find a room and contents fire that was rapidly extending through the open living room window to the second floor. A quick attack extinguished the fire and fire damage was limited to the room of origin.

 

 

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Rochester Folk Art Guild Fire - Upper Hill Rd - August 28th 2007

The Middlesex Fire Department received a report of a barn fire at the Rochester Folk Art Guild Complex. By automatic mutual aid agreement, the Rushville Fire Department was called for a full response on the initial dispatch. Middlesex Engine 16 and Car 8-03 went enroute and immediately called for additional tankers from Potter.

E16 arrived on scene to find a 2 story wood frame building with an attached workshop area. The workshop area and roof of second story were fully involved. There were exposures on the north and west sides and north-west corner. E16 requested additional tankers from Branchport/Keuka Park, Benton, and Naples fire departments.

E16 laid a 5" LDH supply line from the roadway and immediately pulled a 2 1/2" line in a defensive operation to knock down the large body of fire. 1 3/4" handlines were pulled to protect exposures.

Car 8-03 arrived on scene and established command. Due to the large number of exposures Car 8-03 started additional mutual aid for a tanker from Gorham and a tanker and manpower from Penn Yan fire departments. Crystal Beach fire department was called for a fill in at the Middlesex station and Benton was called for a FAST team.

The fire darkened down quickly and the operation turned to an offensive operation to stop fire spread to the intact first floor.

Rushville 2332 setup a water supply at the roadway and fed E16. Tankers shuttled water from Mitchell Lake, where Middlesex PT46 had setup a tanker fill site.

The workshop area and the second floor of the main building were a total loss. However, the inside of the first floor and it's contents were mostly undamaged. Even with the intense heat, the fire was contained to the building of origin and did not spread to the three building exposures. Two exposures were workshop buildings and one was a residence building.

The building was used by the guild to house a marimba repair business and a maintenance shop. The second floor was also used as a publicity office, photo studio and community gathering place.

All fire departments were assisted on the scene by Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, for medical services, and the Middlesex Sirenettes and Folk Art Guild members, for refreshments.

Also See:

Rochester Folk Art Guild

"Fire at the Guild" @ RFAG

 

 
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