Thursday morning fire damages home in Glenville

The scene Thursday morning

The scene Thursday morning

GLENVILLE A Thursday morning fire severely damaged a home in Glenville.

No injuries were reported. 

Firefighters were called to the 304 Closson Road residence just after 6 a.m.

Someone saw the fire and alerted the occupants, who were then able to get out, Glenville Police Det. C.J. Lavery said. The fire started in the back of the home.

Glenville Hill Asst. Fire Chief Rick Manocchi said he believes there were three people in the home when the fire started and two dogs. 

“The father had already left for work,” Manocci said.

The fire was extensive and as of 9 a.m. they were still trying to knock it out. At least two cars could also be seen completely destroyed, Manocchi said. 

Solar panels on the roof also made it a little difficult to put someone on the roof but Thomas Corners Fire Department brought their aerial truck to cut holes around the panels, Manocchi said. 

“If there were any challenges it’s the age of the house and how many additions there are on it,” Manocchi said. “Because of those two things the floor plan is a little broken up, so when you’re in there in the dark and in the smoke and in the fire it’s a little hard to see where you’re going.”

The fire got up into the attic above the ceiling, Manocchi said.

County fire investigators called in state fire investigators to help with the scene due to the size of the fire. He said he couldn’t comment on whether the fire was suspicious or not. 

The home does not currently need to be demolished after they knock out the fire, but that Manocchi said he’s “not going to rule it out.”

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