Fire damages Hebron home

by Matthew Rice

 

Quick action by homeowners was credited with stopping a fire Monday afternoon in North Hebron.

Hebron Fire Chief George Flint said when homeowners Lisa and Gordon Cruikshank noticed smoke in their Halls Pond Road home just before 2 p.m. they grabbed their animals, got out and called 911.

The cause of the fire was later determined to be old wiring that either shorted or arced, creating the fire that burned inside the wall.

The couple was at home watching television when they were able to see smoke coming up from the floor.

“I got the cats and put them in one car and moved it away from the house and put the dogs in the barn, got my husband’s wallet, got out and called,” Lisa Cruikshank said.

Cruikshank said the family had lived at the residence for 22 years and were covered by insurance.

No one was hurt but the home suffered fire, smoke and water damage.

“It was not a fender-bender, there was some damage,” Flint said.

Called out at 1:45 p.m. fire fighters left the scene at 4:15 p.m. after ensuring the fire was out.

Firefighters could be seen removing siding, insulation and other materials from the corner of the residence near the electrical service after New York State Electric and Gas linemen disconnected the electrical service.

“These old beams tend to absorb things, we’re just trying to make sure we don’t have to come back here again,” Flint said.

Fire companies from Hebron, Hartford and Cossayuna as well as Salem EMS responded to the scene.

 

 

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