Last night at approximately 6:11 PM, the Gates Fire District received multiple reports of a house on fire and unknown type of explosion in the area of Noel Dr.off of Lyle Rd.
Prior to the fire departments arrival, an off-duty fire fighter that lives nearby, was able to gather the residents of the two homes next to the house that exploded and get them to a place of safety.
Within minutes of the initial calls, the fire companies from Gates and Ridge Road Fire Districts were on scene and started suppressing the fires, searching for victims and evacuating nearby homes.
Additional units arrived on scene shortly following. The neighboring homes did sustained fire damage, but due to the quick efforts of all crews the homes were able to be saved.
The cause of the fires is under investigation by the Monroe County fire Bureau.
Thank you to Ridge Road Fire District, Rochester Fire Department, Chili Fire Department, Spencerport Fire District, North Greece Fire District, Barnard Fire Department, Scottsville Fire Department, Henrietta Fire District, Churchville Volunteer Fire Department, Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., GATES Police Department, Rg & E, American Red Cross in Greater New York, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Gates Highway Department, Monroe County Water Authority, Monroe County Fire Bureau and many others for your assistance at the scene.