Family displaced by Massena attic fire

Family displaced by Massena attic fire
An attic fire displaced two adults and four children from their Massena home Tuesday morning. (Source: WWNY)

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - An attic fire displaced two adults and four children from their Massena home Tuesday morning.

The fire at 37 Somerset Avenue was quickly put out by Massena firefighters, but caused extensive damage in the attic.

“The interior firefighters found a attic fully involved with fire. It was a great knockdown, we contained it to the attic. They did a great job of protecting property and we removed a lot of personal belongings to the family and the family was extremely happy with that,” said Assistant Fire Chief Tom Miller.

Someone in the family called 911 at 10:16 a.m. to report the fire and all six safely escaped.

Smoke was pouring from the attic vents and eaves when firefighters arrived.

The cause was determined to be electrical. The fire started in an attic junction box.

The Red Cross is helping the family, who are tenants in the home.

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