fire

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, Pike.

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No injuries were reported in the fire in Castile Tuesday that cause an estimated $65,000 in damages. The cause of the fire at 4294 Fairview Road, Castile, remains under investigation.

Crews from Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, and Perry Center fire departments were on the scene for two hours yesterday afternoon. 

Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Silver Springs Chief John Proper, was Wyoming County Emergency Services. Standing by at empty fire stations included Pike, Gainesville and Mount Morris fire departments.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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Around 4:40 this afternoon a fire broke out in a home on Fairview Road, Silver Springs. 

Fire crews from Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Perry Center, and Gainesville fire departments responded to the scene, with Pike Fire Department filling in at Castile and Gainesville filling in at Silver Springs.

There were no injuries reported at the time of this post.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:26 am

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Careless smoking was the cause of an early morning fire in the Village of Silver Springs, in which one of the two residents suffered burns. The victim was treated at the scene.

Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, and Warsaw fire departments were at 10 Ribaud Ave. in the Village Sunday for five hours battling the blaze.

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Silver Springs Department of Public Works, and the Red Cross. 

Fire companies standing by at empty fire stations included Bliss and Perry Center.

The occupants of the home are being assisted by the Red Cross and will be staying with family members. 

The fire caused an estimated $65,000 in damages.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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A vacant home, currently under renovations, was the site of a fire in Castile Wednesday. The fire broke out around 4 p.m. at 116 S. Main Street in the Village.

Fire departments from Castile, Silver Springs, Perry, Pike, and Perry Center were on the scene for approximately three-and-one-half hours. Standing by at empty stations included Bliss, Perry Center and Gainesville fire departments. Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Castile Chief Bill Dake was Wyoming County Emergency Services and the Sheriff’s Department.

The incident caused an estimated $15,000 in damages.

There were no injuries reported. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

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A fire broke out late this afternoon at 100 S. Main St., Castile.

Crews from Castile, Silver Springs, Pike, and Perry fire departments responded to the scene. Filling in at empty stations included Perry Center Fire Department at Castile and Gainesville Fire Department at Silver Springs.

The Fire Chief in Charge was Castile Chief Bill Dake.

The house was unoccupied at the time, as it is being remodeled. 

There were no injuries reported at the time of this post.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:52 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, announcements, fire, Warsaw, Arcade, Castile.

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Firefighters and emergency responders with the Warsaw, Castile and Arcade fire departments recently received equipment to save a pet’s life.

Amy Pusater, of Project Breathe of NY, stopped by the Warsaw Fire Department earlier today to present officials with two sets of pet oxygen mask kits. The kits includes small-, medium- and large-size masks.

The donation is part of Invisible Fence Brand’s commitment to saving the lives of pets, Pusater says. The company created the pet oxygen mask donation program to provide fire departments and other first responders across the United States and Canada the equipment to save the lives of pets. Fire departments are eligible to receive one kit per station.

According to the Invisible Fence Brand website: Although the U.S. Fire Administration does not keep an official statistic, industry sources estimate 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires. Most succumb to smoke inhalation.

Officials say the program has saved an estimated 10,000 pets from fires and smoke inhalation.

“We’re excited to be able to add these masks to our organization,” said Warsaw Fire Chief Joe Cummins. “We hope that we don’t have to use them, but it’s a great tool to have if needed.

"To many people, myself included, their pet is their four-legged child. If we can help save them, it’s like saving part of the family. We would like to thank Invisible Fence and its Project Breathe Program for the donated masks.”

Fire departments can request a mask kit by clicking here.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:38 pm
posted by Howard Owens in fire, castille, news.

A barn fire, with flames show, is reported at the corner of Middle Reservation Road and Kennedy Road, Castile.

Castile fire dispatch and a second alarm has been called.

UPDATE 10:41 p.m.: Chief on scene says, "I believe it's just a digester."

UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: Confirmed, it's a digester. All responding units can stand down.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:05 pm
posted by Howard Owens in fire, Warsaw, news.

A structure fire is reported on a farm at 4085 Quakertown Road, Warsaw.

Warsaw fire responding.

Gainsville, Varysburg and Silver Springs dispatched to staging area for second alarm.

UPDATE 10:06 p.m.: Correction from dispatch, not a structure fire, but an out-of-control brush fire.

UPDATE 10:12 p.m.: Trucks already on the road can continue, all others to remain in their halls. A chief reports, "a pretty large fire." Chief on scene confirms it's a brush fire.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm
posted by Howard Owens in fire, Pike, news.

A fully involved car fire is reported in the area of 6942 Route 19, Pike.

Traffic is being stopped on the road while Pike fire responds.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm
Event Date and Time: 
April 29, 2017 - 9:00am

You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into a water fights with you. Author Unknown.

Humor is a firefighters greatest defense against the images they see when responding to a call, say many of the men and women who make up the all-volunteer fire departments in Wyoming County. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Fire Department, events, emergency services, fire.
Event Date and Time: 
April 28, 2017 - 9:00am

You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into a water fights with you. Author Unknown.

Humor is a firefighters greatest defense against the images they see when responding to a call, say many of the men and women who make up the all-volunteer fire departments in Wyoming County. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Fire Department, emergency services, fire.

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You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into a water fight with you. Author Unknown.

Humor is a firefighter's greatest defense against the images they see when responding to a call, say many of the men and women who make up the all-volunteer fire departments in Wyoming County. 

This Saturday and Sunday, fire departments and companies around the county, and the state, are hosting open houses for RecruitNY. According to its Web site, volunteers are vital for every department to keep the fire service alive. Since its inception, RecruitNY has helped add more than 20,000 to the ranks of fire departments across the state. 

Departments hosting events Saturday include:

    • Attica Fire Department, 11 Water St., Attica, from noon to 4 p.m.;

    • Bliss (No. 1 Eagle Hose Co.) Fire Department, 6655 Route 362, Bliss, from noon to 2 p.m.;

    • Castile Fire Department, 37 N. Main St., Castile, from noon to 2 p.m.;

    • North Java Fire Department, 4274 Route 98, North Java, from noon to 3 p.m.; 

    • Perry Fire Department, 46 N. Main St., Perry, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

    • Sheldon Fire Department, 996 Centerline Road, Strykersville, from 2 to 4 p.m.;

    • Varysburg Fire Department, 2446 Route 98, Varysburg, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

    • Warsaw Fire Department, 40 E. Buffalo St., Warsaw, from noon to 5 p.m.; 

    • Wyoming Hook & Ladder Co, 26 Maple St., Wyoming, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and

    • Perry Ambulance, 11 Mill St., Perry, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Departments hosting events Sunday include:

    • Arcade Fire Department, 145 North St., Arcade, from noon to 4 p.m.;

    • Bennington Fire Company, 1353 Route 354, Attica,  from noon to 3 p.m.;

    • Cowlesville Fire Department, 361 Clinton St., Cowlesville, from noon to 4 p.m.;

    • Gainesville Fire Department, 2 East St., Gainesville, from noon to 2 p.m.;

    • Harris Corners Fire Department, 585 Route 20A, Strykersville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

    • Pike Fire Department, 67 E. Main St., Pike, from 2 to 5 p.m.;

    • Silver Springs Fire Department, 43 N. Main St., Silver Springs, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 

    • Strykersville Fire Department, 594 Minkel Road, Strykersville, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call Wyoming County Emergency Management, (585) 786-8867.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Pike.

Sparks from a cutting torch ignited bedding materials in the cow barn of a Cattaraugus County farm, causing $150,000 in damages.

Several Wyoming County fire departments responded to the fire at 10826 Osmun Road, Freedom, shortly after noon Monday.

Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Chaffee/Sardinia, Yorkshire, Delevan, Farmersville, Centerville, and Rushford fire departments responded to the barn fire at Edelweiss Farm Inc. Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf included Wyoming County Emergency Management, Arcade Electric, and Cattaraugus County Fire Investigators. Standing by at empty fire stations included Sheldon, Bliss, and Pike fire departments.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to other nearby barns on the complex. Crews were on the scene for three-and-one-half hours with no reported injuries.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:21 am

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A passing motorist first noticed the fire at 5905 Curriers Road, Java, around 7:45 p.m. Monday. The driver checked to see if anyone was home and called 9-1-1.

Fire crews from Strykersville, Arcade, North Java, and Sheldon fire departments responded to the blaze under Fire Chief in Charge Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash. Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Department, and Strykersville Squad 10. Standing by at empty stations were Harris Corners, Varysburg, and Yorkshire fire departments.

Firefighters were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours battling the flames, which caused $200,000 in damages. The house was a total loss.

While no injuries were reported, three people lived in the home and are being assisted by family and friends.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:53 pm
posted by Howard Owens in fire, Arcade, news.

A structure fire is reported at 5905 Curriers Road, Arcade.

Strykersville fire got the initial alarm. Second alarm for all available equipment from North Java.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: First chief on scene reports "a working structure fire."

UPDATE 8:01 p.m.: Full assignment from Arcade requested to the scene. Fire police requested to shut down Curriers Road at Geer Road.

UPDATE 8:34 p.m.: Strykersville 10 requested to the scene. Varysburg 2 is on scene.

UPDATE 9:09 p.m.: Harris Corners requested to stand in at Strykersville hall.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Sheldon, Strykersville, Arcade, Java.

A smoke detector alerted homeowners of a problem with the woodstove chimney around 8:21 p.m. Wednesday. 

Firefighters from Strykersville and Arcade fire departments responded to 5866 Michigan Road, Java, and found the chimney fire had extended into the wall surrounding the woodstove vent pipe. Standing by at empty fire stations were Sheldon and Yorkshire fire departments. Assisting at the scene was Wyoming County Emergency Management. 

Crews were on the scene for two hours and able to contain the fire to the wall around the chimney on the first and second floors of the home. 

Fire Chief in Charge was Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash.

The chimney fire caused approximately $15,000 in damages.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, fire, Arcade.

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Although the house has since been razed, money was the prime mover for the March 2015 back-to-back fires on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade.

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     Jody Nelligan

“She lied about the fire under oath when she was actually deposed,” said Wyoming County Assistant District Attorney Vincent Hemming in court transcripts. “This was someone that started a fire in a house, with children in that house, for money.” According to court transcripts dated Feb. 2, Jody Nelligan, 40 of Orchard Park, admitted to the Wyoming County Probation Department of intentionally setting fire to the home to “get the renter’s insurance policy.” Additionally, up until her guilty plea Oct. 27, Nelligan “continuously lied about this fire for a substantial period of time.”

Hemming also noted that Nelligan has no drug or alcohol issue “whatsoever,” but did ask the Court to consider incarceration as part of any probationary sentence.

The matter was seen before Wyoming County Judge Michael Mohun.

On March 23, 2015 a fire broke out in the basement of a Liberty Street home in Arcade. Arcade, Strykersville, Yorkshire, Chaffee-Sardinia, and Harris Corners fire departments were on the scene for three hours, under the direction of Fire Chief in Charge, Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beirsdorf putting out the fire. Standing by at empty stations were Bliss and Sheldon fire departments.

The following day, several surrounding fire companies responded to the home for a second time for a fire that began in a second-floor bedroom closet. Following the fires, Nelligan, another adult, and four children were being assisted by the Red Cross and family members. The four family cats were also saved. 

Arcade, Yorkshire, Harris Corners, Bliss, Strykersville, Chaffee-Sardinia, and Sheldon fire companies were on the scene for five hours battling the blaze. They were assisted at the scene by Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, Arcade Electric, and the Arcade Police Department. Standing by at empty stations were Bliss and Holland fire departments.

On July 1 of last year, Nelligan was charged with setting both fires – two counts of arson in the second degree, a Class B felony; and two counts of perjury in the first degree, a Class D felony.

In October she had pled guilty and on Feb. 2 she was sentenced.

At the time of her sentencing, Nelligan was facing up to six months in jail and five years probation.

Nelligan’s attorney, Andrew Pace, reiterated to the Court that she has taken full responsibility for the fires. He also quotes a probation officer as saying she is “extremely apologetic, very distraught with what happened, and since we left court at our last appearance, she has taken steps to help remediate what can only be described as a myriad of mental health issues.”

Additionally, she has no criminal record and is working with a mental health counselor weekly, a psychotherapist monthly, and her primary care physician to coordinate all of her medications.

Pace stressed to the Court in his memoranda how “essential it was that we try and get Jody back to her family,” because she is the primary caregiver of not only her four children, but her sickly father and her husband as well.

When Mohun gave Nelligan an opportunity to speak, she again apologized for the fires and told the Court it would not happen “ever again.”

“I am a mom and I have four children,” Nelligan said. “Two of my children are special need children and they need my care daily and I have my father, who I’m a caregiver for. He’s 70 years old and I would really hope that you would impose probation on me and not jail time because I need to be home with my family.”

Mohun then asked the defendant if the family she spoke of was the same family that was in the house when she set fire to it. To which she had said her father was not present at the time of the fires, but her children were.

“And now you’re asking not to put you in jail because you want to be a mother to these children that you put at risk?” Mohun questioned.

Nelligan admitted that it was a “bad choice,” to which Mohun said it was “probably a most horrific choice that anyone could make, let alone a mother.”

Due to the fact that she is working with a counselor and receiving medication for her illness, this gave the judge pause. Mohun noted that if there was no constraint on sentencing, a state prison sentence may have been appropriate.

“You put the lives of your children at risk,” Mohun said. “For what? For money. It’s an extraordinary tale that is told in this prosecution where you put money ahead of your children’s safety. You put them at risk. That is certainly not a motherly instinct.”

With that said, however, Mohun agreed with Pace that she has taken steps to “come clean” and did not think her children should “suffer any more for your criminal behavior.”

“Every day you are with those children is a blessing, and I hope you don’t put them at risk anymore because this is a revocable sentence,” Mohun said.

According to New York Penal Law 60.01 a revocable sentence  shall be deemed a tentative one to the extent that it may be altered or revoked in accordance with the provisions of the article under which it was imposed, but for all other purposes shall be deemed to be a final judgment of conviction.  

Nelligan was convicted of attempted arson in the third degree and sentenced to five years probation, $26,075.55 in restitution, and fees and surcharges.

See related: Unknown cause sparked the first fire at a Liberty Street home in ArcadeArsonist responsible for setting two fires at a Liberty Street home, ArcadeAn Orchard Park woman pled guilty to setting fire to an Arcade home last year

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Castile, fire, crime, Business, news.

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Amy S. Goodenow, no age provided, of Castile was charged with arson in the third degree, a Class C felony, for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed a Castile business.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says, during the early morning hours of Feb. 15 a fire broke out at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile. When deputies arrived at the Main Street restaurant they noticed a “working structure fire” and say Goodenow was at the scene at the time of the incident.

After both a fire and criminal investigation, officials determined that the fire was intentionally set. 

Although Goodenow owns the business, the contents and building are owned by Steve Gitsis.

Members from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were on the scene for close to five hours putting out the flames. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Goodenow, who was jailed on $5,000 cash bail and $10,000 bond, subsequently posted bail and was released. 

She is due in the Village of Castile Court at 7:30 p.m. April 3.

See related: Castile Diner fire remains under investigation

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Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

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Around 3 o’clock this morning a fire broke out at 71 Covington St. in the Village of Perry. 

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Silver Springs, Castile, Warsaw, and Mount Morris fire departments responded to the scene with Fire Chief in Charge Perry Fire Chief Steve Laraby. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Perry Police Department, Perry Department of Public Works, NYSEG, and the Red Cross. Standing by at empty fire stations included Wyoming and Leicester fire departments.

The fire was said to have started due to a malfunctioning hot air furnace, causing $60,000 in damages to the home.

Firefighters were at the scene for four hours putting out the blaze with no injuries reported.

The Covington home housed two apartments, which resulted in two families being displaced and in need of assistance by the Red Cross. A total of six people were affected by the fire.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

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An early morning fire at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile, remains under investigation today.

While no injuries were reported, fire crews were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours under Fire Chief in Charge, Castile Fire Chief Bill Dake.

Firefighters from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were assisted by Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Damages are estimated at $150,000.

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