Fire investigators are trying to determine what started a fire that destroyed a building on Main Street in Honeoye, Ontario County early Thursday morning.
Fourteen fire companies responded to the structure fire that started around 4:00 a.m. The Ontario County Fire Coordinator says a motorist driving by saw the building on fire and called 9-11.
When fire crews arrived they found the former Stone Construction building in Honeoye engulfed in flames. The building was recently purchased and was undergoing asbestos removal. No one was in the building at the time.
A portion of the building collapsed. Firefighters had to use pumper trunks to haul in more water from Honeoye Lake and Canandaigua.
"The water levels in the tanks in the municipal water supply here dropped to a level so we had to switch over to hauling water from remote water sources. The rear of the building is a vast open space with some debris inside the building like pallets and cardboard but for the most part it is a pretty much a large open vacant space."
No one was injured. Authorities had to close a portion of Main Street for more than six hours.