Fire nearly guts unoccupied town of Stockholm home

Published: Sep. 9, 2019 at 7:50 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2019 at 7:51 AM EDT
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STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (WWNY) - A town of Stockholm home was heavily damaged by fire Sunday night.

Firefighters arrived to find flames licking out of the front picture window at 708 County Route 48.

The 8 p.m. fire gutted much of the inside of the one-story home. It took firefighters about 25 minutes to knock it down.

The home is owned by Jonathan Capone. He and his father, Steve Capone, were among the first on the scene.

“The front of the house was engulfed in flames, fire coming out of the windows," Steve Capone said. "Well, I attempted to move, helped my son get his camper away from the front of the garage.”

“When I got here I had a a lot of fire blowing out of the picture window," Norwood Fire Chief Harold Loomis said. "We suited up, we put our air packs on, made entry, and went to the hot seat of the fire and knocked it down.”

The home was unoccupied. Jonathan Capone had moved to a new home some time ago.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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