Late-night fire displaces 2 Waterport residents

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2020 at 9:24 am

Provided photo from Jamie Hollis

CARLTON – Firefighters work to contain a fire in Waterport last night at 1965 Main St. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at about 3 a.m.

The fire was mostly contained to back of the house but there is significant smoke and water damage in the home, said Justin Niederhofer, Carlton fire chief.

The fire displaced the two residents, who had been remodeling the house. They are being assisted by the Red Cross. One of the residents, Thad Nauden, works for the Red Cross.

Niederhofer thanked firefighters for responding to the call in the middle of the night and preventing more extensive damage. There were firefighters from Carlton, Albion, Lyndonville, Kendall, Medina, Shelby and Ridgeway, as well as the county fire investigators and director of Emergency Management Office. COVA also was on scene with an ambulance in case there were any injuries.

Firefighters stayed on the scene until 6:30, and then had to clean and disinfect the fire trucks and fire hall.

“I thank all the department for coming to help us and we’re sorry for the family’s loss of their house,” Niederhofer said this morning.

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