November 17, 2019
Updated 9:55pm (to include info about the shelter locations change)
8 families, a total of 21 people, lost their homes. Originally there were plans for a shelter at Hornell High School, but that changed Sunday night, and the house fire victims were told they could stay at Econolodge and Best Western.
Updated 6:43pm – (updated to show that more than four houses caught on fire, and that at this point, it appears that no people were injured or died.)
HORNELL, NY –
Four Officials are now saying that over five houses on Preston Avenue, caught on fire today. Three of the homes, are said to have been destroyed. It is unconfirmed, but we’re hearing from our reporter at the scene, that 5 dogs died in today’s fires. Wlea has also heard, from officials, that no people have died from these fires.
As of tonight, officials now say that as far as the residents who live in the Preston Avenue homes that caught on fire, everyone has been accounted for, so it appears at this time, that there were no injuries or fatalities, except for pets: we’re told that some dogs and cats, died in the fires.