Quick response helped contain fire in Holley

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 January 2021 at 2:42 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Local firefighters are shown at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, responding to a fire at 9 Wright St. in the Village of Holley.

Press Release, Rick Cary, deputy fire chief at Murray Joint Fire District

HOLLEY – The Murray Joint Fire District responded for the report of a house fire at 4:54 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright Street in the Village of Holley.

Upon arrival of the fire crews, they found smoke coming from the second story and roof area. The house on Route 31 is utilized for seasonal employees for the local farming community and was vacant at the time of the fire.

The fire was contained to the second story and attic of the structure. Due to the cold weather several mutual aid companies from both Orleans and Monroe counties were called either to the scene or to back fill the Murray fire house.

No injuries were reported during the incident and the fire was determined to be accidental by the Orleans County Fire Investigation Team.

Firefighters credit the on-duty crew of “Engine 372” for the quick response and initial knock down of the fire. Engine 372 is a group of volunteer firefighters that gather at Murray station on Wednesdays to assist all department with additional manpower if needed.