Webster Fire Experiences Busy Weekend Including Two Reported Structure Fires
By NEJFD Executive Director Steven C. Small
June 8, 2021

The Webster Fire Department was busy this past weekend responding to 12 calls over the Friday through Sunday time period. On Sunday, June 6th, Webster Fire responded to 2 reported structure fires hours apart. The first structure fire was reported on Maryview Drive in the Town of Penfield. Calls were received that the side of a house was on fire. Command arrived and advised that the fire appeared to be out having been extinguished by a resident using a garden hose. Preliminary information was that a resident had an object on fire inside the home and thought they had completely extinguished it. The resident placed the object outside on a bench and it reignited setting the side of the home on fire. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished before it extended into the roof area of the home.

A few hours later Webster Fire was dispatched to an Elm Street address in the Village of Webster for a reported porch fire. Preliminary information in this incident was that some landscaping mulch near the front porch of the home ignited. The mulch fire near the structure resulted in a lot of smoke in the area. A passing West Webster volunteer firefighter observed the mulch fire and was able to extinguish it with a garden hose. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished before significant damage was caused to the home.