Saturday morning March 26th at 4:46 a.m. The Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a car fire at 5373 Turnpike Road in the town of Bath. The caller reported their van was fully involved and that it was parked next to a mobile home and they are trying everyone out of the home. The first officer on scene 2nd Assistant Mike Fiordo reported the mobile home was involved upon his arrival. Chief Joe Washburn who was enroot hearing this information called for a 2nd alarm which dispatched The Bath VA, Kanona, Avoca, Savona, Hammondsport and Pultney fire departments as well as the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The residents who were two adults, two children and the family dog, all escaped the home safely. The vehicle was a minivan which was parked at the end of the home was completely engulfed in flames the end of the home was fully involved as well. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire on the kitchen end of the mobile home and then extinguish the minivan.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Steuben County Fire Investigation Team and the New York State Police and a cause has not yet been determined. The American Red Cross responded to assist the residents of the home.
John Conrad Sr.
Public Information Officer
The Bath Volunteer Fire Dept