Quick acting residents who called 911 might have saved a home for further fire damage on Stevens road in the Town of Scott.
The Homer Fire Department got the call around 4:30 this afternoon, (Dec. 29) just after they’d returned to the fire station from a serious car accident on Route 41a in the Town of Summerhill. Homer fire covers the town under a contract.
Cortlandville, Preble, Spafford, and Truxton fire departments were also called to the scene.
Firefighters arrived within minutes to 6252 Stevens Road to a light smoke condition.
While on the way to the fire scene Homer Fire Engine 502 slid off Cold Brook Road into a ditch. No injuries were reported, but it did put the engine out of service to respond. It was later towed out.
Firefighters then entered the home to find heavy smoke. Fire was found in the basement and floor and was extinguished.
No injuries were reported and no reported cause of the fire at this time.