Resident escapes house fire in Marcy

Sean I. Mills
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Posted 1/7/19

TOWN OF MARCY — One person has been displaced following a house fire on Ives Road late Sunday night. Stittville Fire Chief William Sutherland said the lone resident at 7205 Ives Road discovered …

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Resident escapes house fire in Marcy

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TOWN OF MARCY — One person has been displaced following a house fire on Ives Road late Sunday night.

Stittville Fire Chief William Sutherland said the lone resident at 7205 Ives Road discovered the fire and called 9-1-1 at 11:45 p.m.

“The smoke alarms went off, he discovered the fire,” Sutherland said.

The resident escaped the home without injury. Ives Road branches south off Fish Lane Road, southeast of the Village of Stittville, the Stittville fire chief added.

“There was a heavy fire load in the rear of the structure, up through the roof,” Sutherland said.

The property is a two-story, wood frame residence.

A team of volunteers launched an interior attack after arriving at the residence, with aid from other firefighters on the outside. The chief said there were several hydrants nearby.

“They had a pretty good knock on it” on the inside, Sutherland stated.

The fire was declared under control in about an hour, the chief said, adding that volunteers remained on the scene dousing hot spots and cleaning up until about 5 a.m.

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

Sutherland said the single digit temperatures through the night were tough to deal with, but did not hinder the firefighting efforts much.

“It made a lot of ice,” he chuckled. One fire hose nozzle froze up, but everything else worked well, he added.

“We rotated people in and out, kept them fresh, kept them warm,” the chief stated.

The property owner has insurance, he said. No firefighters were injured.

The Stittville, Maynard, Floyd and Whitesboro fire departments responded, with Holland Patent on standby.

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