Raw video: Afternoon house fire in Darien, New York. News report of car running road block & hitting tanker.

Fire destroyed a house in Darien, New York (Genesee County) early this afternoon. The fire was reported at 1081 Broadway Road around 1:30 PM. The resident was away when the fire broke out. It is believed her two cats escaped the fire and ran into the nearby woods.

There were no reports of injuries.

Here are two interesting items connected to the fire posted by Billie Owens at The Batavian:

UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: “A car blew through the intersection at Harlow Road (which is closed to traffic at Route 20) and right into the back of him,” says a firefighter. A car rear-ended a water tanker truck, creating more havoc and one less tanker at the fire. Mercy EMS at the fire scene are handling the incident. No word on injuries. (Later reports indicate no injuries in the crash.)

UPDATE 4:27 p.m. (by Howard): Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Yaeger just notified dispatch that Route 20 will be closed for at least another two hours. Right after, a truck got through the road block due to a “miscommunication” and a trooper is helping it make a three-point turn. 

Pictures from the fire by Howard Owens at The Batavian.

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