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Fire Officials: Home was so badly charred, they may never know what caused blaze
HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer's fire chief says fire investigators may never know exactly what caused a fire at a home on King Street near Perry Street in the village.
What fire crews do know is that the fire started outside the home in the area where the homeowner kept his dogs on a leash.
The dogs were actually inside the home when the fire started on Monday, October 25th around 4:30 in the afternoon.
Fire Chief John Spanfelner said the fire started near the porch, then combustibles on the porch fueled the flames.
The wind blew the fire inside the home and it quickly spread in the walls and to the rafters.
Spanfelnder said two dogs were lost in the fire. Both dogs died inside the home.
Again, the porch and the area outside the home was so charred, investigators say they may never know what sparked the fire.