Fire crews respond to Route 26 fire

LEE, N.Y. (WKTV) - A house was destroyed in a fire on Route 26 in the Town of Lee, near Beartown Road.

The fire broke out around 11:00 Thursday morning.

The two people who own the home were not present when the fire started.

Officials are still working to determine a cause, but say the flames started in the middle of the home, near the furnace on the first floor.

Route 26 from Beartown Road to the bottom of the hill at Stokes-Lee Center Road was closed so fire crews could battle the flames.

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