February 26, 2022
BATH, NY – From The Bath Volunteer Fire Dept:
At 12:58pm Friday afternoon, the Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a possible Barn fire at 5641 Thomas Road in the town of Bath. First unit on scene was Bath 3rd Assistant Chief Matt Morse who called working barn fire that was fully engulfed, and all operations will be strictly defensive.
Assistant Chief Morse then called for a second alarm calling for Tankers from Avoca, Hammondsport, Kanona, and manpower from the Bath VA and Avoca, and Savona Engine to stand by at the Bath fire Station. Pultney fire was dispatched for a Rapid Intervention Team but was told to stand down as fire was defensive. Wayne fire stood by at the VA until they were back in service then moved to Bath Fire Station to stand by for Bath as Savona was moved to the scene.
The barn housed 4 horses and a calf. All the horses were in the pasture but unfortunately the calf was lost in the fire. Strong winds caused rapid spread of the fire and hampered fire fighting efforts. The cause of the fire is undetermined currently and is under investigation by the Steuben County Fire Investigation Team.