Fire destroys Mendon home
An early morning fire rendered a home in Mendon unlivable on Sunday, June 26.
The blaze at 4 Parks Crossing, off Mendon Center Road, was called in at 3:46 a.m. Mendon Fire Department responded, along with mutual aid help from Honeoye Falls Fire Department, Pittsford Fire Department and Rush Fire Department. Fishers Fire Department filled in at Mendon’s base while the blaze was being fought. It took 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control. Firefighters had to attack the flames from the exterior after the roof began caving in.
A man, identified as the homeowner, escaped the fire unhurt and was waiting for firefighters in his front yard. With the roof having caved in completely, the home was extensively damaged and has been declared unliveable. Firefighters from Mendon and Pittsford responded to a rekindle of the fire on Sunday afternoon at 12:45 p.m.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is currently under investigation.
The American Red Cross is assisting the homeowner. Firefighters tried to salvage some valuables for the homeowner once the fire was out.