Community continues to show support for Webster tragedy

Posted at: 01/02/2013 4:48 PM
Updated at: 01/02/2013 5:45 PM
By: Christine VanTimmeren

Our community continues to be affected by the tragedy in Webster. People still stopping by the scene to try to make sense of it all.

It's going to be a somber scene on Lake Road for quite a while. While fresh flowers were set out Wednesday, the burned rubble from the fire still remains.
Things have gone pretty quiet on Lake Road in Webster. No more fire investigators, no police. Just the silence of reverence as people stop by and pay their respects.

Brendan Wholley, of Fairport, said, “It's hallowed ground and for me it's just that I wanted to come out here and just be somber and say a prayer.”

This is Brendan Wholley's first time coming to the scene on Lake Road. He doesn't know the victims and he doesn't live in Webster, but he still came.  When the area opened up last week, many were doing the same thing. Taking the time to stop, to think and to pray.

It seems even into the new year, the scene of the tragedy is still a solemn place to stop. Almost every single person who drives by pauses and looks. If just for a moment, to pray or to thank Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka for their sacrifice.

Wholley said, “I just feel for the fire department and those that perished in this. And i just felt like I needed to come out here and see this and it's just terrible.”

Investigators say seven homes were affected by the fire.