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Firefighters save Gaines house

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 April 2013 at 7:55 pm

Garage and contents melt from blaze on 104

Photos by Tom Rivers – Albion firefighter Jared Thomson hoses down the smoky ruins of a garage on Ridge Road in the town of Gaines. (Thomson is wearing Brandon Zwifka’s turnout gear.)

GAINES – The garage is a total loss, with tools, four-wheelers and a tractor all destroyed from a blaze late this afternoon.

The fire melted some of the shingles off the house at 13113 Ridge Rd. The flames could have spread.

“When you have a chance to save the house or save the garage, you save the house,” said Paul Wagner, the Orleans County emergency management coordinator.

Fire officials said there didn’t appear to be any interior damage to the home owned by Glenn Woody. But his garage was gone.

The house is located near Allens Bridge Road. Firefighters responded from Albion, Barre, Carlton, Lyndonville and Medina.