Mayor says many helped to get Medina through devastating fire

Photo by Tom Rivers: Medina firefighter Austin Mosher is up high in the Medina ladder truck directing water to the back side of 613 Main St., which was engulfed in a blaze on Friday.

Posted 9 April 2023 at 6:21 pm


Main Street Medina suffered a blow this weekend with the devastating fire at 613 Main Street. However, some good did come out of it. The fire department made a successful rescue of the building’s owner from the second-floor window. Village residents came together to bring water and snacks to the scene for the firefighters. Many of our food establishment businesses donated food and drinks not only throughout the day but over the weekend. Medina Strong!

There are many thanks to go out – the Medina Fire Department, Medina Police Department, DPW, Code Enforcement, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department deputies and 911 center personnel, Orleans County Emergency Management Office, NYS Fire investigators, NYS Department of Corrections and Communities Services and Lyons Collision.

We had mutual aid departments from four counties involved in this operation both on scene and those filling in other firehouses in the area. I am sure I missed someone, for that I am sorry. Without the dedicated help with all involved we may have had a different outcome

As of 8 a.m. this morning (Sunday) the fire has been extinguished. A structural engineer was brought in to evaluate the structure. It was determined that there is no imminent danger of collapse. The Village has an agreement going forward with the property owner for the future of the property. The property has been fenced off and Main Street will be open Sunday evening. Fire department personnel will be on scene for the near future to maintain control of the property.

The Medina Village Board would like to thank village residents and business owners for their support and patience throughout the weekend.

Michael Sidari

Mayor of Medina