CHENANGO COUNTY – A few minor accidents occurred over the weekend as well as a serious dirt bike accident that resulted in an individual being airlifted to UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City and a structure fire in the City of Norwich.
The incidents over the weekend worthy of note are as follows, chronologically:
• Authorities are still investigating the cause of a garage fire which occurred at 11:35 a.m. Friday at 11 Mitchell St., in Norwich. The owner of the two door garage, adjacent to Denny’s Liquors, noticed smoke escaping from the building and the Norwich Fire Department was called. Once first responders were on the scene the fire was knocked out in mere minutes, preventing any serious damage to the building and its contents. After the fire was extinguished the Norwich Fire Department remained on site to make sure the fire would not re-ignite as well as to investigate the cause. At this point authorities have not yet been able to determine to cause of the fire. The building did not have running electricity and had reportedly not been entered into for some time.
• A motor vehicle accident occurred at approximately 4:31 p.m. Friday. No one was injured and both vehicles were later able to leave the scene without aid.
• At roughly 11:15 a.m.,Saturday, fire fighters responded to a call for a vehicle fire in North Norwich. However, before first responders arrived on the scene the vehicle’s owner was able to extinguish the fire.
• Shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, an accident occurred involving a dirt bike, approximately a mile off the road near 204 Mt. Pleasant Rd., in Bainbridge. The driver of the vehicle sustained an injury to the leg which required a two-step transportation the UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. First the subject was transported to the Sidney airport before being loaded into a LifeNet helicopter and airlifted to Johnson City.
• This morning, at 1:01 a.m., fire fighters responded to a fire alarm in a trailer located at 882 County Rd. 19, in Preston. Reportedly a candle had ignited a cluster of papers which set off the alarm. By the time first responders arrived on the scene the fire had been extinguished and no one was injured.