Just before 3PM this afternoon a call came in for smoke from the building at 800 Wind Willow Way, the Blueberry Hill Apartments. First arriving crews found smoke coming out from the back of the building and quickly called for a working fire. With the assistance from Gates, Churchville, Spencerport, Henrietta and Clifton fire departments the fire was kept from spreading to the entire building and there were no injuries to the public. Additional fill-ins were provided from Scottsville, Brighton and the City of Rochester. The cause is under investigation by the Monroe County Fire Bureau and Sheriffs department. Check back often for more information.
A single vehicle traveling south bound on Stottle Rd. shortly before 6:30pm today went off the road and struck two utility poles getting the vehicle stuck between the two poles. The single occupant of the vehicle was able to exit the vehicle on their own. Interestingly enough, shortly after 3pm today a vehicle traveling north bound on Stottle Rd. struck the utility pole on the same side of the road about 100' away from this incident.
The past two weeks have hit the Rochester area pretty hard. The first full week of March came with an extreme windstorm that had first responders out all day and night. This week another major storm brought heavy amounts of snow to the area. Crews from Chili Fire Department bunked in at their firehouses for both of these storms to provide prompt service to our community.
The Chili Fire Department responded for a 2 vehicle MVA Friday evening just after 6:30pm. The accident was on Chili Avenue by Chestnut Ridge Rd by the Chestnut Ridge Elementary School. One vehicle had very minor damage to the back end and was able to still be driven. The other vehicle involved required a tow truck. Firefighters secured the vehicle hazards and assisted the ambulance with one patient that needed to be transported. Chili Fire Police responded to provide traffic control while the firefighters and tow truck worked in the roadway.
The Chili Fire Department was dispatched just before 12:30AM this morning for a car that lost control on Ballantyne Rd. and struck a pole. The fire crews arrived on location to find a single car with airbags deployed and a utility pole down blocking the road. Service lines from the utility pole were across the road and still connected to two houses which both had electric service still. Taking appropriate precautions, the crews notified the residents of both houses and had them stay inside. Prior to the arrival of first responders, the single occupant of the vehicle had self-extricated safely. The Monroe County Sheriff's provided traffic control, shutting down Ballantyne Rd. in both directions until RG&E was able to arrive on location and render the scene safe.
Chili Firefighters from Companies #1, #2 and Rescue 4338 from Company #3 responded yesterday evening shortly before 6:30pm for a reported vehicle that flipped on I-490 East Bound at Exit 5. The ambulance arrived on location first and reported a single occupant out of the vehicle with no injuries. Engine 4312 arrived and reported a single vehicle off the road on the right-hand shoulder on I-490 EB by the Exit 5 on-ramp. A Deputy Sheriff was on location and reported that the vehicle had not flipped. The crew of 4312 verified that the vehicle had no fluid leaks or hazards and turned the incident over to the Sheriff's Office.
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