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Garage Fire Extends to Home in Rush

By BOB FAUGH, Correspondent | June 12, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 061520104

Rush, NY - On June 12th at 12:55 P.M., with a 15 to 20 MPH wind fanning the flames, crews were dispatched to a working garage fire extending into the home at 6666 Rush-Lima Road.

Rush FD was dispatched with automatic mutual aid from Honeoye Falls, Henrietta, East Avon, Mendon, Scottsville, Lima and Pittsford. HFFD Chief Hood was on location at 12:58 P.M. reporting a working fire. Rush Pumper 584 was on location at 1:03 P.M. to secure a water supply and attacked the fire.

Chief Jon Faugh arrived and assumed command while HFFD's Chief assumed operations. Rush Pumper 582 was on location at 1:05 P.M. and hit the fire with 200-GPM from the deck gun. Ladder 560 set up and was supplied with water from 584. Henrietta 652 laid a five-inch line from the north to supply 582's deck gun and two hand lines. An aggressive interior attack was then conducted.

The fire, which was placed under control at 1:30 P.M., was cut off in the middle of the home but not before a lot of damage was done. Two cats were rescued, one by Chief Faugh and the other got out on its own. The resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. He reported a problem with a lawn mower that he had just put in the garage.

Rush FD Ambulance stood by for rehab. The Town of Rush Highway Dept. responded with an excavator to pull the collapsed garage apart. A car in the garage was also a total loss. Monroe Co. Fire Bureau and 5th Batt. Fire Coordinator were on scene along with investigators and the Rush Fire Marshal. Red Cross assisted the family.

Everyone did an outstanding job at this call. No firefighters were injured. The person with smoke inhalation was transported by Honeoye Falls-Mendon Ambulance. CHS ALS and Rush FD Ambulance stood by.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.