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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

2009 Fires

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Rochester Folk Art Guild Fire - Upper Hill Rd - January 11th 2009

The Middlesex Fire Department received a report of a workshop fire at the Rochester Folk Art Guild Complex. Middlesex Engine 16, PT17, PT46, M23 and Car 8-00 went enroute and immediately called for a additional tanker from Rushville and standby coverage from Naples.

Car 8-00 arrived on scene to find a 2 story wood frame workshop with a large attached barn area. There was heavy smoke condition and a fire in the south wall of the workshop with exposure to the underside of the 2nd story floor.

E16 pulled an 1 3/4" handline in an offensive operation to knock down visible fire. A chain saw was used to open wall spaces and the area of fire was overhauled and ventilated.

After the fire was knocked down, Rushville was diverted to standby coverage at the Middlesex station and Naples was released.

Firefighters checked the 2nd story area for extension.

A quick response by the fire department and use of handled fire extinguishers, to darken down the fire, by Folk Art Guild members, limited fire damage.

Fire damage was confined to the immediate area of fire origin with some extension to the underside of the 2nd story floor structure. There was also extensive heat damage to exposed electrical wiring.

Determination of the exact cause and origin of the fire was turned over to the Yates County Fire Investigation Team.

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Rochester Folk Art Guild


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