Fire put out in Medina home on Saturday evening; 2 cats saved

Posted 13 May 2019 at 4:32 pm

Press Release, Medina Fire Department

MEDINA – Orleans County public safety dispatchers on Saturday at 7:24 p.m. alerted firefighters from the Medina, Shelby and Lyndonville fire departments for a possible house fire on Gwinn Street in Medina.

Medina firefighters of the 2nd Platoon under the command of Lieutenant Cooley arrived on location and requested a 2nd alarm with smoke coming from the first floor of a 2-story house. Crews forced entry into the home and found the fire in the living room. While engine crews extinguished the fire, other crews simultaneously searched the structure for fire extension and potential victims. No one was found to be home at the time of the fire but crews did rescue and provide medical care to two cats. The cats were taken by family members to an emergency veterinarian.

Fire damage was limited to the room of origin with the rest of the structure sustaining smoke damage. The fire is under investigation by Village of Medina fire investigators and does not appear suspicious in nature. The Red Cross is assisting the occupants.

The 2nd alarm brought the Ridgeway Fire Department to the scene and units from East Shelby, Middleport and COVA EMS to the Medina Firehouse for standby coverage.

We would like to thank the dispatchers, the Medina Police, all our mutual aid departments, the deputy coordinator as well as the Red Cross for their assistance.

We would be remiss not to thank local wildlife rehabilitator Wendi Pencille. Wendi donated several pet oxygen masks to us a year or so ago and we used masks off both of our engines. That donation allowed us to take better care of some four-legged loved ones. We can’t thank Wendi enough.

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