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Crews battle large fire at former hotel in Henrietta

Feb 18, 2018

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Crews battled a 3-alarm fire at a former hotel in the Town of Henrietta Sunday morning.

It’s at the former Country Inn and Suites on West Henrietta Road. Monroe County deputies say that as a result of the fire, W. Henrietta Rd. was closed Sunday morning in both directions between Lehigh Station Rd. and Calkins Rd. but just before 1:00 p.m., deputies said it had been reopened.

Reports of smoke starting coming in around 4:00 a.m.  A passing deputy noticed the flames.

Dozens of firefighters from around the county were called in to fight the fire. The fire was declared under control just after 8:30 a.m. The building was demolished later in the day.

The building was in the process of being converted to an assisted living facility, and reportedly, because of the construction, fire alarms and sprinklers had been turned off.

There's no word of any injuries. 

The hotel next door, the Fairfield Inn, was fully occupied according to Henrietta fire officials due to a hockey tournament; that hotel was not affected by the fire, but officials say the hotel management allowed Henrietta firefighters to use their lobby as a warming station.