Fire breaks out at Chaumont home

Chaumont house fire
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 7:33 AM EST
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CHAUMONT, New York (WWNY) - Crews extinguished a fire at a Chaumont home Thursday morning.

Stewart Rickett, the owner of the home at 11357 Circle Drive, says he smelled smoke and discovered a small fire along the siding of his house just after 6 a.m.

Fortunately, the fire department is just across the road and crews were able to respond quickly.

Three residents, two dogs, and two cats all got out safely. There’s minimal damage inside the home, but crews did have to pull apart some of the home’s exterior to douse hotspots.

Rickett suspects an ember from his woodstove got loose and ignited some leaves.

Fire crews are investigating the cause.