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Two adults and two children safely escaped an 11:30 a.m. fire at 633 Heath Road in Potsdam.
Two adults and two children safely escaped an 11:30 a.m. fire at 633 Heath Road in Potsdam.(WWNY)
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 12:43 PM EST
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STOCKHOLM, New York (WWNY) - Two adults and two children safely escaped an 11:30 a.m. fire at 633 Heath Road in the town of Stockholm on Tuesday.

West Stockholm, Potsdam, and Brasher-Winthrop firefighters were called to the scene.

West Stockholm Fire Chief Torey Russell said flames were shooting out the back end of the home and there was heavy smoke when firefighters arrived. It took about 40 minutes to get the fire under control.

Firefighters were still on scene dousing hot spots and keeping watch three hours later.

Damage to the one-story home was heavy. The Red Cross was called in to aid the family displaced by the fire.

Potsdam Rescue also responded to the scene.

The New York State fire investigation team is looking into the cause of the fire.

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