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Fire destroys garage, 1950s vehicles

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 1:07 PM EDT
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TOWN OF WORTH, New York (WWNY) - Fire late Thursday morning on County Route 93 destroyed two vehicles from the 1950s, and the garage they were in.

Tab Gordon told 7 News she was about to get in the shower at her family home at 25413 County Route 3 when she saw lights flicker and smelled smoke. She got her husband and two dogs to safety, but the garage next to the house was destroyed.

Inside the garage, a ‘55 Dodge truck and ‘56 Chevrolet car, along with a lot of firewood.

Fire officials said the fire was difficult to fight because there was no near-by water source.

“We’re about 8 miles out of Lorraine on rural roads with little water supply available, so we have to use onboard water until we establish water supply. So, the time delay in travel, the time delay in getting water,” said Beth Shelmidine, first assistant chief, Lorraine Fire Department.

No one was injured. Firefighters from Lorraine, Adams and Adams Center fought the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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