Fire destroys town of Rodman home

Town of Rodman fire
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 5:19 PM EST
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TOWN OF RODMAN, New York (WWNY) - A home in the town of Rodman is a total loss after a fire broke out Thursday evening.

Volunteers were called to a home on Lowe Road just after 4:30 p.m.

Officials say they believe no one was home when the fire started.

Water had to be trucked in to battle the fire.

Firefighters were seen cutting through the home with chainsaws and axes to get inside.

“The floors have been compromised and it really can’t be walked on in there, so it’s pretty difficult to get in through it to put the fire out,” Jefferson County fire coordinator Joe Plummer said. “So, we’re doing that from the outside by cutting holes in the side of the structure.”

The American Red Cross says it’s helping the adult and two children — ages 9 and 13 — who lived there.

The cause is under investigation.