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Officials investigating cause of fire that destroyed garage in Rome

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a large fire the night prior, that destroyed a garage on the city's outer district.

Posted: Mar 18, 2021 8:42 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2021 4:02 PM

ROME, N.Y (UPDATED) -- Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a large fire that destroyed a garage and its contents in the outer district of Rome Wednesday night.

Rome fire officials say a Corvette, snowmobiles, a tractor and tools were all destroyed in the blaze.

Crews were called to the scene off of Lorena Road in Rome around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

The garage was engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived to the scene. Officials say the garage was detached, so the home was not damaged. No injuries were reported.  

Pictures showing the garage on fire were posted by Tyler Lamphere to the Herkimer-Oneida County Fire Dispatch Facebook page. 

The Rome Fire Department and Lake Delta Fire Department responded to the scene, as well as New York State Police. 

The cause is still under investigation. 

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