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Animals Lost in Barn Fire at Mendon Animal Sanctuary

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

MENDON, NY - On Wednesday evening, December 7th, Mendon and Honeoye Falls Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported barn fire at the Odonata Animal Sanctuary at 20 Parish Road in Mendon.

Upon arrival, a barn was found approximately 1,000-feet off the roadway fully involved with some extension to a nearby home. The family and their dogs were able to get out of the home safely. Several animals escaped the barn, however, some ducks, geese and chickens did not survive.

A second-alarm was struck, bringing in tankers from numerous departments from Monroe, Ontario and Livingston Counties.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation by the Monroe County Fire Bureau.

The Honeoye Falls-Mendon Rotary Club is collecting donations to assist the sanctuary. If you would like to donate, please visit and specify "Barn Fire".

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JEFFREY ARNOLDSenior Correspondent

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