New York Mills Double House Fire

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Double house fire in New York Mills deemed "suspicious"

By WKTV News

NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - A fire that spread from one Main Street home to another in the Village of New York Mills early Thursday morning has now been ruled suspicious.

The call first came in at 5:38 a.m. on Thursday, with the structure at 400 Main Street on fire. Multiple departments, including New York Mills, Whitesboro, and New Hartford responded to the scene, to find heavy smoke and flames coming from not just one, but two homes.

New York Mills Fire Chief Robert Glenn said that the heat from the original structure fire was so intense, that it started a second fire at the house next door - 402 Main Street - beginning in the attic area.

"I live across the street from the place," Chief Glenn said. "I walk out on my porch and see the flames shooting out the back of the house real good. The lady that was the homeowner said that she had kids, and everyone else was out, and the upstairs tenant was gone."

While there were families occupying both houses, fire officials said no one was injured in the course of the fire, and that all, including pets, got out safely.

Thursday afternoon, Oneida County Sheriff's Forensics Investigators said that the fire has been ruled suspicious and that the investigation is ongoing.

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