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Safety precautions for Albion residents due to pallet company fire

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 October 2013 at 6:05 am

ALBION – Firefighters on the scene of a major fire at Orleans Pallet Co. have blocked off the area within a half-mile radius of the building at the corner of Hamilton Street and West Avenue. Route 31 has been blocked, west of Route 98.

Paul Wagner, Orleans County Fire Coordinator, is concerned that if the building collapses on nearby Empire Coatings, there could be an explosion, due to the chemicals and volatile materials inside that building.

Firefighters have asked that Albion residents keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.