A building that was home to four businesses in Fairport Office Park was destroyed early Monday morning in what has been determined as an accidental fire.



According to Faiport fire chief John Welker, crews smelled smoke while returning from a car crash on Perinton Parkway shortly before 4 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the flames had already caused extensive damage, and firefighters were forced attack it from the outside.

A building that was home to four businesses in Faiport Office Park was destroyed early Monday morning in what has been determined as an accidental fire.

According to Faiport fire chief John Welker, crews smelled smoke while returning from a car crash on Perinton Parkway shortly before 4 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the flames had already caused extensive damage, and firefighters were forced attack it from the outside.

It took almost two hours to extinguish the flames.

Fairport was aided by other fire departments, including East Rochester, West Walworth, Penfield, and Webster, Brighton,  Egypt,  and Bushnell’s Basin assisted.

No one was injured in the blaze, but the damage was so extensive that four businesses — Healy Counseling Services, Alouette Tool Company, IV4, and Peggy Proseus Financial Planning, were displaced.

Scott Morrell, who owns the office park, said that each of these businesses will not be homeless for long.

"The plan is, unfortunately, to assist the tenants with temporary locations, some within the park, if possible."

He added that the building, which was built in the 1970s, has undergone a series of upgrades.

"It was disappointing to see this occur, and for our tenants to go through this," he said.

The Monroe County Fire Bureau is still investigation the cause. No foul play is suspected at this time.