Structure Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday, July 18th, 2022 at around 4:43am, Deputies responded to 3863 State Route 96 in the Town of Fayette, New York for the reported Structure Fire. Upon arrival, Deputies found James D. Andrews and Nikolas J. Andrews stranding outside in the yard and both are renters of the above residence. It was made known to deputies that all occupants were out of the house at this time and that the fire was located on the second floor of the residence. Fayette Fire Department arrived shortly thereafter and quickly extinguished the fire located in the east bedroom on the second floor of the residence and then used vent fans to remove access smoke from the home. North Seneca Ambulance along with Mutual aid from Canoga, Seneca Falls and Waterloo Fire Departments also responded to the scene to assist. Upon extinguishing the fire, a walkthrough of the residence was completed by Deputies and the Fayette Fire chief which did prove that an Air Conditioning unit located in the east bedroom on the second floor had been plugged in to a small extension cord which did cause an electrical overload, which in turn, melted thought the wiring and caught surrounding clothing items in the bedroom on fire. Homeowner and Landlord, Fred Robson of 3837 Watts Road Waterloo, New York was made aware of the incident. No injuries were reported. The residence was insured and the damage from the fire caused an estimated $1500.00 in damages.