Albion mayor thanks fire departments, others who helped at fire on Saturday

Photos by Tom Rivers: The Albion Fire Department was first on the scene after being dispatched to a fire at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at 221 West State Street. Explosions in an attached garage quickly engulfed the garage and house in flames. The fire would spread to two neighboring homes.

Posted 7 December 2020 at 2:18 pm

Editor’s Note: Albion Mayor Eileen Banker submitted this letter of appreciation for firefighters and other public officials who assisted with the fire Saturday in Albion that damaged three houses.

ALBION – On behalf of the Village of Albion Board I would like to thank all the fire companies that responded to the fire Saturday in Albion: Albion FD, Barre FD, Carlton FD, Clarendon FD, East Shelby FD, Fancher-Hulberton-Murray FD, Holley FD, Kendall FD, Lyndonville FD, Village of Medina FD, Ridgeway FD, Shelby FD, Elba FD, Brockport FD, Middleport FD, Hamlin-Morton-Walker FD, Hartland FD and Oakfield. They all either responded to the scene or filled in during the recent fire on Saturday on East Academy and West State streets in the Village of Albion.

This fire was met with many uncertainties, specifically the explosions, yet each department fought tirelessly to extinguish the fire before it took down many more houses. The danger that each of you faced during this fire did not detour you from doing your job. For that, we are forever grateful.

Thank you to the men and women of the fire service who unselfishly risk their lives to protect the lives and property of our community.

I also want to thank Albion PD, Orleans County Emergency Management Ofiice, COVA, Monroe Ambulance, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Orleans County Dispatchers (the voice of the county), NYSEG, National Grid, Village of Albion Water Plant and Albion DPW for all their assistance.

Also, thank you to Roadies Pizzeria and Sports Bar, Stephanie, Connor and Landon Williams, and Alex Breuilly for the pizza and beverages. God bless each of you for all you do and stay safe during these uncertain times!

The Shelby Volunteer Fire Company brought its new ladder truck and crew of firefighters to focus on the neighboring house that caught on fire on East Academy Street.