Early Morning Fire in Bath Threatens Home
Photo by John WalczakFully engulfed 2 story garage ignites the end of the home.
Photo by John WalczakBath firefighter silhouetted in the early morning flames.
Bath engine pumping from the portable pond for handlines on the scene.
First line laid in about to be charged.
Photo by John WalczakCrews overhaul the fire. The interior crew did an outstanding job holding the fire back to one end of the home.
BATH, NY - On the morning of February 21st at 5:37 A.M., the Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to 5458 Turnpike Rd. in the Town of Bath for a reported structure fire.
Asst. Chief Zydanowicz arrived first on scene to find a 15’x24’, 1.5 car, two-story detached garage fully involved. He then called for a second-alarm plus an additional tanker from Howard. The second-alarm consisted of Avoca, Kanona, Hammondsport and Howard tankers to the scene for the water supply, and Avoca, Hammondsport and Kanona for manpower and Bath VA to the fill site to fill tankers. Painted Post was called for a FAST team and Savona stood by at the Bath fire station for any additional calls.
There was some extension to the home which sustained moderate damage, but an aggressive interior attack limited the fire from progressing throughout the home. A 8'x16' shed was also completely destroyed. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries or fatalities reported.
The Red Cross is assisting the family. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Steuben County Fire Investigation team with no further details available at this time. (Photos courtesy of John Walczak, Corey Zydanowicz and David Dowdle.)