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Press Release - Barn Fire in Fayette - revised

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that  on 7-7-15 at about 10:45 pm Sheriff's Deputies responded to a  barn fire located at 2908 Kuneytown Rd in the Town of Fayette. Deputies report that a barn owned by Larry M Hurst age 26 of the same address , caught fire and quickly spread. The barn was a total loss and along with equipment and livestock it is estimated to be over 1 million dollars in damages. Eighty-Three head of cattle, multiple farm equipment items and multiple bales of hay were lost in this fire.

 

Fayette Fire Department responded to this fire and was assisted by all 11 fire departments in Seneca County. North Seneca, South Seneca and Finger Lakes Ambulance also assisted on scene.

   

Two injuries were reported both being firefighters. The first injury was of heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation; the male was transported by North Seneca to Geneva General where he was treated. The second injury was a minor neck injury cause by a fire hose; Finger Lakes ambulance transported the male to Geneva General where he was treated.

 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but does not appear to be suspicious.  

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