UPDATE: The fire investigation is still in the preliminary stages, but the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.
The preliminary cause is fire extension from the chimney into the walls and attic space of the home.
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OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire early this morning (Nov. 3) at 124 Erie St.
One occupant was home at the time of the fire, just after 4 a.m., and was able to escape without injury.
The home did have working smoke alarms that alerted the resident.
First arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire located on the first story of the structure in the rear.
Crews had to remove ceiling material to extinguish the fire, which had burned through portions of the roof and walls.
“Our firefighters did an excellent job locating and extinguishing this fire, and were able to save the home from receiving more damage” said Oswego Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie.
OFD crews were on the scene for more than two hours.
They were assisted by the Oswego Police Department and National Grid.
The fire is under investigation at this time.
No injuries were reported.