Webster, New York Working Fire Destroys House

A fire broke out on January 31, 2004 at approximately 6:15 a.m. in Webster, New York.

First in responders reported a working fire with the possibility of up to five people trapped. It was soon learned that all of the residents got out safely.

As first engines arrived, they observed flames that extended from the basement through the two-story ranch and out through the roof. The back right corner of the dwelling collapsed and all firefighting was held to an exterior attack.

Multiple agencies from Webster, West Webster and Ontario were present with Penfield and others filling in at emptied firehouses.

The cold weather hampered firefighting with a frozen hydrant and morning temperatures around 10 degrees. Firefighters also encountered about two feet of standing snow on the ground from the recent snowfalls.

The fire was called under control in about two hours. The house was a total loss and a wrecker was called in to help with debris removal.