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Rochester offers equipment & garage space to Irondequoit in the wake of DPW fire

Dec 29, 2016

The City of Rochester is offering a helping hand to the Town of Irondequoit, which lost several snow plows when fire broke out Christmas Eve at the town's Department of Public Works building.

City Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Norman Jones says Rochester is offering the use of four vehicles if the town needs it, and the use of the city's Mount Read Blvd. Operations Center.

"We've provided them with two mechanic's bays with lifts so they can do their actual work indoors in an environment that's built for mechanics to repair equipment."

Jones says four Irondequoit mechanics are currently working at the Mt. Read facility.

He adds this is a good example of the spirit of cooperation that exists among governments that crosses city, county, even regional lines.

Nearby towns have also offered to help by lending vehicles to the town of Irondequoit to plow and salt roads.

Jones says the Mt. Read Blvd operations center is just two and a half miles from the Irondequoit facility.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.