Structure Fire on Church Street

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on April 14th, 2020, at about 10:00 am, officers responded to the report of a structure fire at 53 Church St in the Village of Waterloo. The residence was found to be fully engulfed in flames, but all of the occupants were out of the building.

The Waterloo Fire Department responded with mutual aid from Border City, Seneca Falls, and Fayette Fire Departments and extinguished the fire. North Seneca Ambulance responded and treated occupants of the house for smoke inhalation at the scene. The structure, owned by Christopher Balch, sustained extensive damage but was insured.

The Seneca County Fire Investigation team reported the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Waterloo Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, the American Red Cross who assisted the family, Seneca County Code Enforcement and NYSEG.