Fire damages Medina duplex on State Street

Posted 9 February 2020 at 7:42 pm

Information from Medina Fire Department

MEDINA – A fire in the front bedroom of a Medina duplex caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to a house and contents at 184 State St., the Medina Fire Department is reporting.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 12:32 p.m. with a report of an upstairs fire. Fire Chief Matt Jackson arrived on location simultaneously with Engine 11 in under two minutes and reported smoke showing from the 2 ½-story duplex.

The only occupant home at this address at the time of the fire was outside with the family dog on the Fire Department’s arrival. Crews made entry and began search operations on the second floor. They initially encountered poor visibility and then found fire in the front bedroom, the department said on its Facebook page.

The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the room of origin. Crews on scene began overhaul and salvage operations and the fire was declared under control at 12:52 p.m.

There is smoke damage to the rest of the second floor with water damage to the room of origin and the front part of the first floor. Crews remained on scene assisting fire investigators until 4 p.m.

Besides the Medina Fire and Police, other departments on scene included the Ridgeway, Lyndonville and Carlton fire departments. The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire investigators from the Orleans County Emergency Management Office.

Both families at this duplex are being assisted by other family members at this time. Damage estimates are tentatively set at $15,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the contents.

There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters at the scene.

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