By Jeffery Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
CORNING - Three local fire companies combined to control a fire that extensively damaged a West Second Street home Tuesday morning.
Firefighters responded to a single-family structure fire at 133 West Second Street at about 8:40 a.m., said City Fire Chief Brad Davies.
Upon arrival to the two-story home, assessed for $103,000, firefighters fought fire on both the first and second floors, Davies said.
The fire was put out at about 10 a.m., but caused heavy damage on both floors.
The fire caused no personal injuries and the owner was not home at the time of the blaze, Davies said. The cause of the fire, which started in the rear of the first floor, is currently under investigation.
Amy Erhard, who watched firefighter fight the blaze, said her father lived at the home but luckily - he was out of town.
“I was notified by one of the neighbors,” Erhard said. “I live right up the street. I came back from work to see this. Hopefully everything inside is not ruined.”
The South Corning and Painted Post fire departments also responded to the blaze, Davies said. The North Corning Fire Department was staged at the Corning City Department as potential backup.