posted on February 17, 2017 07:10
A number of people displaced following house fires in the area.
Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday evening several callers reported smoke and flames coming from the back of the house located at 8006 Alleghany Road in Indian Falls.
The fire immediately went to a second alarm causing eleven fire crews to respond.
According to Pembroke Fire Chief Jamie Waff there was an excess of garbage and garbage bags that had to be cleared out to assess the full extent of the fire and the winds were also a factor in battling the blaze, “The fire started in the southwest corner, that's where the initial flames were visible. The southwest wind just helped spread it through the house.”
An elderly managed to escape from the blaze before first responders arrived, however there were several animals that were unaccounted for as of yesterday evening.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A house fire reported in Perry this morning displaces two families.
The call came in around 5 a.m. this morning reporting a working house fire on Covington Street in Perry.
Perry and Perry Center Fire companies responded and Mt Morris Fire was called in shortly after.
NYSEG cut power to the residence and crews managed to contain the blaze within the hour.
Red Cross was requested to the scene to aide 2 children and 4 adults who were displaced.
Two Albion traffic stops lead to three drug arrests.
45 year old Leonel Lopez-Sanchez of Rochester and his passenger 42 year old Patricio Borquez of Little Falls were arrested by members of the Orleans Major Felony Crime Task Force in Albion on Wednesday following a traffic stop and vehicle search.
Both men being investigated for allegedly selling heroin to undercover task force agents.
Lopez-Sanchez was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession and three counts of Criminal Sale of a controlled Substance while Borquez was charged with one count of each.
Both men were ordered to be held on $200,000 bail and could face deportation.
Another vehicle in Albion was stopped and subjected to a warranted vehicle search by Task Force members.
35 year old Jeffrey Magee of Rochester was also arrested and charged with three counts of Criminal Sale and three Counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Magee was allegedly found in possession of crack cocaine.
He was remanded to jail on $100,000 bail.
Grim discovery in basement of former pet store in Batavia, causes a stir on social media.
While an employee with a local electric supply company was clearing out the basement of the former Neptune’s Gardens the remains of a dog were found in a box stuffed onto a shelf.
The story has been circulating on social media and was picked up by the Kimberly and Beck radio show in Rochester.
The bad press likely ruined any future plans the former pet shop owners had for starting a new smaller pet store.
Police have been called into look at the matter and the former owners of Neptune’s Gardens maintain that they always properly disposed of animals.
via The Batavian