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Multiple departments respond to Rome house fire

Multiple fire departments were on the scene of a house fire in Rome's outer district for hours.

Posted: Jan 17, 2020 5:29 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:24 PM

ROME, NY – Fire crews were on the scene of a house fire in the outer district of Rome on Friday for several hours.

Calls came in around 3:30 p.m. for a fire on Canterbury Road. When crews arrived they found a home fully involved.

Photo: Ben Vahey/WKTV

No one was home at the time and no one was injured. The metal roof collapsed making it difficult for firefighters to completely put out the fire.

Rome Fire Chief Ron Brement tells NEWSChannel 2 that there were water issues with the hydrants so tankers had to be brought in.

Fire crews had to battle the elements as well. "With the cold weather, its 10 degrees out right now, it makes operations much harder with icy conditions and trying to keep everybody safe thats on the fire ground and keep all the equipment up and running." says Brement.

The home is a total loss and the cause is still under investigation.

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