House is a ‘total loss’ after 3-alarm fire in Perinton

Perinton House Fire

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PERINTON, N.Y. — Multiple fire crews responded to a three-alarm house fire in the Town of Perinton at 3:30 Wednesday morning. The house had to be demolished.

News10NBC has since learned the house belonged to a junior varsity basketball coach in the Fairport Central School District.

The Penfield, Fairport, and East Rochester fire departments all responded.

According to Fairport Fire District Chief John Overacker, the fire was in Perinton but fell in their jurisdiction for authority.

Overacker said fire alarms alerted the family to get out, and no one was injured.

“Initial arriving units responded and arrived to find the back of the house and the second story fully engulfed. We advanced multiple attack lines and unfortunately at this point the house is a total loss,” says John Overacker, fire chief of the Fairport Fire Department.

Several local JV coaches in the area are rallying together to help the family recover.

Coach Troy Prince with the Hilton Central School District, spoke with News10NBC’s Eriketa Cost on Wednesday, about the efforts to help out. Prince said he has known the basketball coach for years, and wanted to do something as soon as he learned what happened. He said the plan is to collect donations and gift cards throughout local schools for the family.

Another coach, Scott Fitch, told News10NBC, “It still seems surreal. The positive is that the family is okay. We keep coming back to that.”

He adds, “The family is pretty private, but prayers and positive wishes are always welcome.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

News10NBC is working to learn more information and will bring you any updates once they are available.

The Fairport Central School District provided the following statement:

A Fairport family was displaced from their home due to a massive fire this morning. The residents of that home are members of the Fairport Central School District community, and while we are so grateful that there were no injuries, we know this is a devastating time for that family. The Fairport community, as always, is rallying around its own. At this time, the District will respect the privacy of the family as we determine how best to support them.

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