Lewis County home a total loss after fire

Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 1:41 PM EST
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TOWN OF NEW BREMEN, New York (WWNY) - A fire heavily damaged a home in the Lewis County town of New Bremen late Tuesday morning.

Volunteers from several departments were called to 9217 State Route 812 in the town of New Bremen.

According to Croghan Fire Chief Steve Monnat, the blaze got its start in the basement and spread to the first floor.

He said the house is a total loss.

“The Inside of it is completely burnt out. There’s nothing salvageable in there,” said Croghan Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Rob Shultz. “We had a great turnout, especially for a weekday. I just want to say good job to everybody that came out.”

While the specific cause of the blaze is under investigation, Monnat said a heating source in the basement appears to have touched off the fire.

The family wasn’t injured. Monnat said small animals inside the home died.

The American Red Cross says it’s helping two adults and three children - ages 3, 5, and 7.

Volunteers from Croghan, Beaver Falls, Castorland, and New Bremen were called to the scene.