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Fatal House Fire in Lima Claims One Life

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

LIMA, NY - On Tuesday, November 10th at 11:49 A.M., Lima and East Avon Fire Departments responded to a report of a house fire with a person trapped at 2700 Pond Road in Lima.

A neighbor used a tractor to breach a wall to rescue a 67-year-old female resident of the home, who was transported by Livingston County EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she was later pronounced dead.

Fire units arrived on location to find a single-story ranch style home and vehicles in the driveway fully involved in flames. Firefighting efforts were hampered by live power lines down in the front yard, as well as fire impinging on propane tanks. Tankers and additional manpower were requested to the scene from Livonia, Hemlock, West Bloomfield, Honeoye Falls, Ionia, Mendon and Caledonia Fire Departments.

The blaze was declared under control in about one hour. Officials from the Livingston County Emergency Management and the Livingston County Sheriff's Office were working to determine the cause.

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JEFFREY ARNOLDSenior Correspondent

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