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Candor House Fire Damages Home, Is A Challenge For Fire Crews

In Candor, a house fire on the intersection of Owego Street and Kelsey Road concerns area residents.

Just after two this afternoon, firefighters responded to calls of the blaze. According to authorities, the incident was reported by two passer-bys who saw smoke at the home, opened the door and saw that no one was home. They did find dogs and moved them out of harm's way. There is extensive damage to the home, it is possibly a total loss. Firefighters had challenges with this blaze.

"Anytime of the day or weekend, it's tough being a volunteer fire department to know what personnel you're going to have around. So obviously, the biggest asset that you need is water. And we didn't have a very close accessible water sight originally, so we called in tankers from the neighboring departments, but we never ran out of water at any time during the firefighting," said Candor Fire Chief Jon Roman.

No one was injured in the fire and no pets were injured either. At this time, its cause is under investigation by the Tioga County Investigation Unit