2 seriously injured in Albion fire on Elmwood Avenue

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 January 2019 at 7:34 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

(UPDATED at 8:55 p.m.)

ALBION – Two people have been seriously injured and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a fire at their home, 5 Elmwood Ave.

The two people, an elderly couple, suffered burns and smoke inhalation, said Roland Nenni, the Albion police chief.

Neighbors said the couple just moved into the house about a month ago.

Elmwood is a dead-end street in the northern part of the village, off Linwood Avenue.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 6:22 p.m. Albion and many other local fire departments battled the fire, which spewed smoke into the neighborhood.

Albion police were first on the scene at 6:24 and discovered the couple in the front yard with their clothes on fire, said Nathanial Staines, an Albion place officer and the public information officer.

A man was taken by Mercy Flight. A second Mercy Flight helicopter was called, but it wasn’t immediately available so the woman was transported to Strong by COVA Ambulance.

Firefighters try to ventilate the smoke-filled house.

Investigators with the Albion Police Department and the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control are working with county fire investigators to determine a cause.

Staines said more information will be released to the public on Thursday.

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