Firefighters prevent shed fire from spreading to house in Kendall

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 June 2023 at 6:48 am

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KENDALL – Firefighters kept a shed fire with huge flames and dark smoke from destroing a residence about 10 feet from the fire on Monday afternoon.

The Kendall Fire Department was dispatched to 16653 Roosevelt Highway at 1:09 p.m. on Monday for a shed fire.

Kendall, Hamlin-Morton-Walker Fire District, the Murray Joint Fire District and Hamlin Fire Department all responded to a fully involved shed fire, that was beginning to burn a tree to the west and the Tyvek wrap on the rear of the house. The fire was under control at 1:28 p.m.

“Due to the quick response the fire was contained mainly to the shed with no damage to the inside of the house and minimal damage to the exterior of the residence,” Kendall Fire Department officials posted on the department’s Facebook page. “The shed, which contained a motorcycle, miscellaneous tools and building materials, was a total loss.”

Orleans County fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Besides the four fire departments, Orleans County Emergency Management, Monroe Ambulance and New York State Police responded to the scene.

“Kendall command would like to thank all responders for their quick response which allowed for a quick fire attack, preventing any damage to the residence itself,” Kendall fire officials said.