TAGHKANIC, N.Y. – An early morning fire in the Town of Taghkanic has left a home on Near Road a total loss.
Fire officials report that only one person was present in the home at the time of the fire. The owner reportedly awoke to the sound of his smoke alarm, and was able to escape the burning home in time to make it out uninjured.
Fire officials responded to the fire at 402 Near Road, around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, and were able to get the fire under control within an hour.
The origin of the fire appears to be the fire-place, according to the fire department. Investigation is ongoing.