One completely destroyed home, five individuals who narrowly escaped injury, and an active investigation. Those are the components of a structure fire on Route 488 in Hopewell, which was reported on Thursday afternoon around 1:40 p.m.
Videos from the scene shows flames engulfing a single-story home, as well as a small shed.
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Deputies say that the home was a total loss.
Members of the Hopewell, Shortsville, Clifton Springs and Seneca Castle fire departments responded to the scene. Canandaigua Ambulance also responded to the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a juvenile set a fire in the bathroom, which led to it spreading to the remainder of the house.
The investigation continues and involves the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office, according to officials.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.