Medina car fire spread to part of house on West Avenue last night

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2024 at 8:27 am

Photo from Medina Fire Department: Medina firefighters responded to a fire at West Avenue last night. The fire was limited to a car and the exterior of the house.

Press Release, Medina Fire Department

MEDINA – At 1:15 this morning, the Village of Medina firefighters were dispatched to a smoke detector activation/issue in the Village.

While en route to that address, dispatchers advised Engine 11 that they were currently taking a call for a house fire in the area of 1000 West Ave. The Shelby and Albion Fire Departments were then dispatched as well.

Engine 11 immediately responded and arrived in less than 90 seconds to find a car behind the residence burning that had extended to the house. Engine 11’s crew split up and simultaneously extinguished the fire to both the car and the house while searching the structure for residents and fire.

All residents in the nearby apartments had exited prior to fire department arrival, and fire damage was limited to the exterior. The Shelby Fire Department was then rerouted to the initial call and found a defective smoke detector at that location.

Thanks to our dispatchers, Medina Police, Orleans County Fire Coordinator and the Shelby Fire Department for all their assistance tonight.

The cause of the car fire remains under investigation at this time by members of the Medina Fire Investigation Unit. There were no injuries to firefighters and civilians at this scene.