Chimney Fire in the Town of Romulus

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on March 19th, 2024, at approximately 3:03PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a structure fire on 6950 State Route 96A in the Town of Romulus.

The complaint stemmed from the homeowners, Timothy Warne, and Theresa Warne, who reported that there was a working fire in the chimney of their residence. Upon Law Enforcement and Fire Departments arrival, it was quickly determined that there was a working fire in the chimney of the residence. Fire departments on scene began working diligently to put out the fire. Ovid FD had command of the scene. After approximately 20 minutes, Fire Crews were able to knock down the fire. It was determined by the Ovid Fire Chief that the cause of the fire was due to the buildup of creosote in the chimney walls. The total loss is estimated to be about $20,000. The homeowners did have insurance on the home.

Ovid Fire Department was assisted by Romulus, Lodi, and Interlaken Fire Departments.