WEBSTER, NY (AP) -- Authorities say they're evacuating a lakeside neighbourhood in western New York after a firefighter was shot while responding to a blaze that has engulfed three homes.
Officials in the town of Webster tell local media outlets that someone shot at firefighters around 6:00 am Monday when they arrived at the scene of the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore just east of Rochester.
A fire official with the West Webster Fire District tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that the firefighter is listed in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Officials say a fire started in one home has spread to two others and a car. Police have surrounded the neighbourhood and are searching for the shooter.