House Fire in the Town of Varick 01/12/24

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports on January 12, 2024, at approximately 0830, Deputies responded to 4999 State Route 414 in the Town of Varick for the reported residential house fire. Upon arrival, Deputies observed visible smoke from the roof. A vehicle was observed in the driveway and Deputies were unable to contact anyone in the residence. Deputies checked the residence and observed a working fire in the kitchen with a heavy smoke condition. Deputies and Fire Fighters conducted an initial search of the residence and did not locate anyone in the home.

Responding Fire Fighting agencies began arriving and fighting the fire. During this time, the Deputies met with the homeowner, Abby Wilson, who was not present at the time of the fire. The homeowner reported that no one was in the residence, however multiple dogs and cats were. Fire Crews were finally able to get the fire under control and began an overhaul. The Seneca County Fire Investigation Team responded and began an investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Seneca County F.I.T. Two adults and a child were displaced due to the fire. Seneca County Services and the Red Cross were contacted to assist the Family. The home was insured and due to the smoke and fire damage it is estimated to be about $100,000 in damages.

Responding fire departments included Varick, Fayette, Border City, Lodi, Ovid, Romulus, Waterloo, and Canoga. North Seneca Ambulance, Seneca County Codes and the Seneca County Fire Coordinator and the Fire Investigation Team also responded. No injuries were reported. New York State Police assisted on this case as well.