GLENVILLE – A Thursday morning fire severely damaged a home in Glenville.
No injuries were reported.
Firefighters were called to the residence at 304 Closson Road 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,” Manocchi said.
The fire was extensive and, as of 9 a.m. Thursday, firefighters were still trying to knock it out. Officials could not be reached for comment later in the day to confirm if and/or when the fire was put out.
Two cars seen in the driveway by the Daily Gazette appeared severely damaged by the blaze.
Solar panels on the roof also made it a little difficult to put someone on the roof, according to Manocchi, but Thomas Corners Fire Department brought its aerial truck to cut holes around the panels.
“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. Manocchi 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 Manocchi said he’s “not going to rule it out.”