City of Batavia Fire Department: Ellicott Street Fire
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 17, 2019
At approximately 1:57 am on September 17, 2019 the City of Batavia Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 511 Ellicott Street. First arriving fire units responded and were on-scene in approximately three (3) minutes from time of dispatch.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a 2-1/2 story home with heavy fire conditions on the first and second floors. Due to the conditions found, a second alarm was requested. Responding crews made an aggressive initial attack with multiple hose lines and were able to confine and contain to the area of origin. The situation was called under control by fire ground command within 40 minutes.
At the time of the fire, one (1) occupant was trapped inside of the involved apartment on the second floor. City fire crews employed a vent-enter-search tactic and rescued a female occupant from the bedroom via an exterior positioned ground ladder. The victim was transported by Mercy EMS to United Memorial Hospital in Batavia for treatment. At this time there is no further information as to the victim’s condition. All other occupants of the structure were able to self-extricate.
While the fire was contained to the apartment of origin, the residents of the adjoining unit were temporarily relocated due to residual smoke conditions within their residence and the disconnection of utilities. A total of six (6) persons were assisted by the Salvation Army of Batavia and the American Red Cross with food and sheltering.
At this time the City of Batavia’s Fire Investigation team is investigating the fire to determine the cause and origin. Presently, the fire does not appear to be incendiary in nature. Once a determination has been made, we will be providing an additional media release with further information.
City Fire was assisted at the scene by the City of Batavia Police and Water Departments with additional support provided by the Town of Batavia, Alexander, Le Roy Fire Departments along with Genesee County Emergency Management, Genesee County Emergency Dispatch, Mercy EMS, Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.