Fire destroys building near Akron ice cream plant

AKRON, N.Y. (WIVB)- An agricultural products processing building belonging to Wilson Energy LLC is a total loss following a 2-alarm fire early Saturday morning.

The Amherst Fire dept. reports receiving a call from the Perry’s Ice Cream plant that there was a fire in a structure near the plant.

Gary Baehr, Akron Fire Chief,  discovered heavy fire conditions upon arrival to the scene. Baehr requested a second alarm.

The fire was brought under control approximately 2-and-a-half hours later.

The cause is under investigation and no injuries were reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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