RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Three people lived in the home on West Main Street in Richfield Springs that caught fire early Monday morning.
They all made it out of the house safely, thanks to the family dog, who woke them up.
The Richfield Springs fire chief say the fire started in the basement area around midnight.
There is significant water and smoke damage to the downstairs, but the bulk of the damage is in one bedroom because of a laundry chute that travelled from the second floor, and then down to the basement.
The chief says that made it easy for flames to travel to the bedroom.
The home is considered unlivable.
A total of 22 members from the Richfield Springs Fire Department responded to the scene, as well as members from Springfield, Schuyler Lake, West Winfield, and Cedarville.
The official cause of the fire is under investigation.
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