Ticonderoga A Ticonderoga home was destroyed by fire, displacing a family of six, Feb. 3.
Ticonderoga firefighters responded to the blaze at 45 Burgoyne Road at 9:22 p.m.
“Upon the arrival of myself and Ticonderoga police there was fire coming out a window on the first floor on the north side of the house and black smoke coming from the eves,” Matt Watts, Ti FD first assistant chief, said. “We were told there is a family of six that live there and that they are usually home at that time of day. We opened the front door and checked for occupants, however, in less than a minute a large fire ball fully engulfed the whole house in flames.”
The house is owned by Lura Fuller and occupied by her grandson Kendell Mclaughlin and his family, Watts said. No one was at home at the time of the fire.
Watts said the house is a total loss. No injuries were reported.
About 40 Ti firefighters responded along with the department’s three engines, its aerial truck and its rescue truck.
Also on the scene were the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad, Ticonderoga Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Ticonderoga Police Department, Ticonderoga Highway Department, National Grid and the Essex County Office of Emergency Services fire investigation team.
Crown Point Fire Department and Essex County Air One provided mutual aid. Putnam Fire Department stood by in Ti fire station.
The cause is still under investigation.
Volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the American Red Cross Northeastern New York provided assistance to a family. The two adults and four children were provided with food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments and storage.