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UTICA – Fire crews battled a house fire in the city of Utica early Thursday morning.
The fire at 18 Greenwood Court was first reported at 5:23 a.m., according to the Oneida County 911 Center.
Fire officials say that when crews arrived on scene, the entire front of the house was fully engulfed in flames.
The homeowner and his dog were able to escape from the house before fire crews arrived. The local American Red Cross says they provided immediate assistance to the homeowner after the fire.
Officials say there is extensive damage to the home and also damage to a house next door. Investigators are on scene now working to determine the cause.
(Photo and video courtesy of Kristin Szatko)