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Firefighters Rescue Person From Canandaigua Fire


The Canandaigua Fire Department issued the following news release regarding a fire that occurred in the Ontario County city Saturday night:

On September 16th at approximately 10:00 PM, the Canandaigua Fire Department received a call for Fort Hill Conifer Apartments, 235 North Main Street, Box 100, for the report of a fire alarm activation with water flow. Engine 211 arrived on scene and discovered an odor of smoke in a building and then a working fire in Apartment 209. Truck 281 responded immediately after clearing an EMS call.

While Truck 281 was en-route, Engine 211 transmitted an urgent message reporting a victim trapped in the fire room. Truck 281 requested a 2nd Alarm, bringing Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Federal Fire Department and Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department to the scene. Captain Jay Boock assumed incident command, crews on E211 and T281 rescued the single victim from the apartment and pulled them to safety as well as extinguished the remaining fire.

The patient was taken to FF Thompson Hospital by the Canandaigua Emergency Squad and later transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. Their condition is currently unknown. During their search, fire crews also found a dog and reported it to be unharmed. The fire was controlled at approximately 10:45 PM.

Unfortunately, five residents were temporarily displaced due to water damage caused by the sprinkler activation and firefighting efforts.

The cause is under investigation by the City of Canandaigua’s Fire Investigation Team.

Farmington Volunteer Fire Department and Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department covered the district during the event.

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