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Fire Destroys Newark Valley Home, Pets Missing

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By Fox 40 Staff.
A home is destroyed and three pets are missing after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning at a house on Pump Hill Road in Newark Valley.

Officials say the animals were were locked in the basement when the blaze broke out. No people were at home at the time of the fire. The blaze required mutual assistance from neighboring fire departments in the area.

"We had mutual aid assistance, Maine Fire, Berkshire Fire, Glen Aubrey Fire, Nanticoke Fire, and Maine EMS on the scene with us, along with the Tioga County Fire Investigation Team," said Newark Valley Fire Chief George Wahl.

The Tioga County Fire Investigation team is still trying to determine the cause of the fire.