The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 12/05/23 at around 2120 deputies responded for a reported shed fire at 598 Yale Farm Rd in the Town of Varick. On Deputies arrival the shed was fully engulfed. Through a subsequent investigation the cause of the fire was determined to be from a faulty laser etching device that was being utilized within the shed. The owner, Matthew E Jones, age 37, was treated on scene by North Seneca Ambulance for smoke inhalation and burns and was eventually transported to the hospital via personal vehicle. No other injuries were reported. Varick Fire Department was assisted on scene by the Romulus Fire Department, Border City Fire Department, Ovid Fire Department, Waterloo Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance and the Seneca County Fire Coordinator’s Office.