posted on March 21, 2014 07:22
Fire on Brown Road in Corfu early this morning.
Volunteers raced to what they thought was a chimney fire only to find the entire back wall of a barn was ablaze.
There were no hydrants in the area.
Water had to be trucked in but still, firefighters managed to contain the damage.
East Pembroke Fire Chief Don Newton:
"I would say 50 to 60-percent of the structure, maybe even 70-percent of the structure, can be saved. Basically the back half of the structure where the fire originated will have to be torn down but most of the building can be saved."
The initial call came in just before 1 a.m.Six volunteer fire companies were eventually called to the scene.
The cause of the fire is unknown. No one was injured.
A Batavia man is behind bars for allegedly fighting with police when they went to the home of his former girlfriend and he refused to leave.
Police say 23 year old Tyquawn Bethel entered the Prune Street home of a female acquaintance, uninvited, took money from her purse and then refusing to leave.
When police showed up, Bethel officers said he started to fight with them. He was eventually subdued and hauled off to jail.
The fracas in the house occurred in front of three young children.
Four people have been arrested for allegedly boosting a big screen TV from Wal-Mart.
Aaron Higgins and Miranda Ralston, both of Piffard, Michael Yamonaco of Mount Morris and Kathleen Pritchard of Farmington were all charged with Grand Larceny.
Genesee county Sheriff’s Deputies say the four took the TV on Tuesday night and were located by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
All four were issued court appearance tickets.
Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon is now on personal leave after being arrested for drunk driving. State Police say Redon was pulled over for speeding on the 490 late Wednesday night.
City officials say Redon was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and that may have contributed to the incident. Redon is expected to receive counseling and return to work next week.