Rochester, NY firefighters operate at the scene of a working fire in a vacant house on Evangeline St. in the city. This was the second fire in about 60 minutes and was handled by several of the same crews that had just cleared the first fire. The cause of this fire is under investigation and is considered suspicious.
The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) conducted it's tri-annual disaster drill on September 15, 2012. The drill simulated a large airplane crash with multiple victims on the airport and was designed to test the response capabilities of the public safety agencies in and around Rochester, as well as the local hospitals. The drill is required by the FAA in order to prepare airports and their response agencies for an actual aircraft accident.
While still at a house fire on Lyell Rd., Gates firefighters were dispatched to a reported chimney fire on Overbrook Rd. Some equipment cleared Lyell Rd. to respond along with Rochester Truck 5 who was sent mutual aid. Engine 4512 arrived on location and reported embers from the chimney. Firefighters contained the fire using 'chimney bombs' which are essentially plastic bags filled with a dry chemical extinguishing agent. No injuries were reported and the fire did not extend into the rest of the house.