Early morning fire displaces resident

Published Mar 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF STEUBEN — One man has been displaced from his home after an early morning fire on Evans Road.

Remsen Fire Chief Scott Kahl said the resident at 10264 Evans Road was visiting his neighboring mother before work at about 4 a.m. when he stepped out and saw his house on fire.

The man called 9-1-1 and volunteers from Remsen, Barneveld, Forestport and Boonville responded.

“Upon arrival, it was fully involved,” Kahl described.

The firefight “was completely defensive from the moment we got there,” the Remsen fire chief added.

Kahl said firefighters used a surround and drown technique on the two-story wood structure.

He said the flames were under control in about an hour. Crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots until about 10 a.m.

The residence was heavily damaged by the fire, the fire chief added.

Kahl said no one was injured and all of the pets got out unharmed. He said the property is insured. The chief said there were no difficulties fighting the fire, and the deep snows around the residence were not a hindrance.

“We’re used to the cold and we’re used to the snow,” he
stated.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the chief said.