Cause of Westmoreland fire undetermined due to severe damage

Officials may never know what caused a fire in Westmoreland – saying the cause is undetermined.

Posted: Nov 22, 2018 11:04 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2018 5:27 PM

UPDATE -- Officials may never know what caused a fire in Westmoreland – saying the cause is undetermined.

The fire on Day Road broke out around 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

The assistant fire chief in Westmoreland says the fire started in the garage, and then spread to the home.

They're labeling the fire undetermined because the garage was so badly damaged, they’ll never be able to tell the cause. Fire investigators did say that it wasn’t a cooking-related cause.

Officials say the house isn't livable because there was a lot of smoke and water damage.

A dog and two cats were rescued from the home.

There were no injuries, but the Red Cross is helping four adults impacted.

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. -- The Red Cross is helping four people after a fire at a home in Westmoreland.

Just before 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon crews were called to a home at Day Road near Cooper Street in Westmoreland.

Our NewsChannel 2 camera crews say smoke was pouring heavily from the roof of the garage, and was starting to spread to the home.

Verona, Westmoreland, Rome and several other fire departments were there to assist.

There is no word yet as to whether anyone was in the home at the time or if there are any injuries.

Our crews did see a firefighter carrying a cat from the home, and it was alive.

The American Red Cross says they're helping with finances, shelter, food and clothing for four adults.

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