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Crews spend hours battling fire in City of Sherrill

By WKTV News

SHERRILL, N.Y. (WKTV) - At one point Tuesday morning, flames could be seen shooting upwards of 30 feet into the air as crews battled a house fire in the 400 block of Seneca Ave in the City of Sherrill.

Five departments responded to the fire, which broke out around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Crews were still on the scene about three hours later and say that when they arrived, the garage was up in flames and caving in before spreading to the home.

Fortunately, the home owners were able to get out safely, but the home sustained heavy smoke, water, flame and mostly heat damage.

"We rolled in, the flames were probably 30-40 feet in the air," said Sherrill-Kenwood Fire Chief Rob Healy. "The garage was actually caving in. The fire was extending into the house at that time."

The portion of Route 5 between High Bridge Road and Hamilton Street was closed for a few hours while fire crews battled the blaze.

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