On May 9th at about 3:06 p.m., the East Avon Fire Department was dispatched to "The Old West Crushing Plant" on Lakeville Road for a fire in the ceiling.
Upon arrival, Assistant Chief Faugh, Car 2702, declared a working fire in the one-story commercial structure. He requested one engine from Lakeville (215), one engine from Geneseo (315), one Quint from Avon (228) and the "RIC" from Livonia.
East Avon Chief Farrell arrived and took "Operations." At this time, the building had become fully involved and Command notified the 911 Center to notify all units of the fire conditions and that it was going to be an "Exterior Attack ONLY."
Upon arrival of EAFD Quint 278, it was placed on the "B Side" and to put its master stream into action. Lakeville's Engine fed Avon Quint 228's Master Stream on "Side A," while Livonia Engine 256 completed the long distance lay that East Avon Pumper 275 had begun.
Rehab was set up by East Avon Squad 271, Avon Ambulance 2482, Livonia Ambulance 2982 and Medic 2961.
Due to the amount of labor being expended once the fire was under control, Rush Pumper 582 and Rescue 588 were moved up from to the scene from the Fill-In at East Avon's Station #1.
East Avon was also assisted by the Livingston County Emergency Services Office, Livinston County Hazardous Materials Team, Livingston County Sheriff's Office and the Town of Avon Highway Department.
While filling in, the Lima and Caledonia Fire Departments handled a "Fire in the Woods" for EAFD.
Units were on scene for about six hours. The fire was ruled accidental, due to an electrical issue in the ceiling.