Fire damages home in Norfolk

Updated: Feb. 24, 2020 at 1:14 PM EST
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NORFOLK, N.Y. (WWNY) - Two adults and three dogs escaped a fire in the town of Norfolk Monday morning.

Four fire departments fought the blaze at 8416 Route 56. It took about half an hour to bring under control.

Two residents escaped with their dogs as the fire erupted.

An 11 year old had just left for school.

A Norfolk firefighter passing by noticed smoke coming from the rear of the home and called it in. People who live there thought it started in a first-floor laundry room and quickly spread to the second floor.

“Grabbed the dogs and came out. They made it,” said Peter Recore, tenant. “By the time we come out, it was coming out the window and then it seemed to be calmed down. And then it shot out the top and we were worried because there was full oxygen tanks in there.”

The fire’s cause remains under investigation. The home is owned by Roger Conte. It was not insured.

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