|House Damaged by Fire in Oaks Corners
On January 16, 2015 at 7:51am, the Oaks Corners Fire Company, Phelps Ambulance, and automatic
mutual aid from the Geneva & North Side Fire Departments were dispatched to 15 Tin Can Alley for a
reported chimney fire. Oaks Corners Lieutenant Zachery Rey was the first unit to arrive on scene and
reported a working structure fire in a single-story wood frame home. He requested that the Phelps Fire
Department be placed on stand-by. Oaks Corners Chief Mike Reifsteck arrived on scene, assumed
command, and requested additional tankers from the Phelps & Border City Fire Departments.
Geneva Engine 1111 arrived on scene and firefighters from the Oaks Corners & Geneva Fire
Departments stretched a 1 3/4" attack line into the building. Oaks Corners Engine 3211 stretched a supply
line to Engine 1111 and established a portable pond operation for water supply. North Side Engine 1931
was sent to a hydrant on Route 14 in Geneva to fill tankers. North Side Pumper/Tanker 1932 delivered
one load of water and all other tankers stood by on scene. Approximately 1,500 gallons of water was used
to extinguish the fire.
Personnel from Oaks Corners Heavy Rescue 3271 & Rescue 3261 established a Rehab sector inside
Heavy Rescue 3271 under the direction of EMS Captain Steve DeChick and the Oaks Corners Auxiliary
responded with hot beverages. Oaks Corners Lt. Zachery Rey was in charge of interior operations and
Border City Chief John Morabito was in charge of water supply.
The Ontario County Emergency Management Office, Ontario County Office of Sheriff, Town of Phelps
Code Enforcement, Town of Phelps Highway Department, and the American Red Cross assisted on scene.