Fire in Herkimer County displaces seven

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MIDDLEVILLE — Seven people have been displaced from their home following a fire in Herkimer County on Monday, according to county fire officials.

Authorities said the alarm was raised at 12:35 p.m. for the three-story, two-family residence at 13 S. Main St. Authorities said no one was injured, and those at the residence at the time were able to escape.

Volunteers from four Herkimer County departments responded to the scene and knocked down the fire within an hour, authorities stated.

The American Red Cross said they are assisting three adults and four children, ages 12 to 17, who were displaced from the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Middleville, Salisbury, Newport and East Herkimer fire departments responded.

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