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Greece Post
  • Greece resident in guarded condition after explosion on Everclay Drive

  • Emergency responders were called after 10 a.m. to 219 Everclay Drive for a report of a house on fire caused by an explosion. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed, with flames shooting from the roof.


    Two people were injured; they're currently being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

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  • Barnard Firefighters are on the scene of a home explosion off Maiden Lane in Greece, where two people were taken to the hospital with injuries.
    Emergency responders were called after 10 a.m. to 219 Everclay Drive for a report of a house on fire caused by an explosion. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed, with flames shooting from the roof.
    "It was one hell of a boom, as loud as can be," neighbor Carol Bishop said.
    Two people were home at the time of the explosion, and are being treated for burns and damage from shrapnel at Strong Memorial Hospital. Neighbors say Pat and Wayne Lewis live at the home, and both made it out shortly after the explosion occurred.
    Pat Lewis is currently listed in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
    "When I heard the boom, I came out and looked," neighbor Carol Bishop said. "I saw shingles and windows on the side of the house coming down, and a little smoke. I could hear Wayne inside the home. The smoke and fire just poured right up."
    Assistant Chief of the Barnard Fire Department David Maggio says the cause of the explosion has not been determined, but RG&E is on the scene checking the neighborhood for possible gas leaks. So far, none have been found, Maggio said.
    It took about 40 minutes to contain the fire, which was still burning in small spots around 11:45 a.m. Only one wall of the home was left standing and the cars in the driveway were heavily damaged.
    A neighbor at the scene said it looks "like the aftermath of 9-11."
    Other homes in the area were damaged by the fire and flying shrapnel. Everclay Drive is closed, and responders expect to be at the scene for the majority of the day.
    Bishop says that the Lewis family has two dogs, who both made it out of the fire and are now in her care.

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