NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Crews responded to a house fire on top of a water main break in New Hartford Tuesday.
The fire started a little before 12 p.m. on Oxford Road, where the area is known to be a busy section of New Hartford.
Officials say no one was home when the fire started, and it was confined to second floor.
It appears there was heavy smoke and water damage to the building, and a water main broke in the same area because of the increase demand on the pipe.
The Mohawk Valley Water Authority says that they shut the water off in the area at 2:20 p.m. to make the repair and are hoping to complete the work by 3:30 p.m.
There is no boil water advisory at this time.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the water main break was a result of the fire.
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