Officials report that the structure fire just south of Clifton Springs on Pearl St., technically in the Town of Hopewell, was a defensive firefight only.
The fire broke out around 4 am, at a house still being built, according to reports on the ground. WHEC reports that the owner’s family was set to move into the home in less than a month.
Neighbors told WHEC that by the time they heard the fire trucks arriving on-scene, the home was fully-involved. When firefighters first arrived, they were unable to go on offense — resulting in the home being a complete loss.
This fire is just south of Clifton Springs on Pearl Street. Obviously quite a lot of smoke. This was a house under construction. pic.twitter.com/F9vL9fS25s
— Chris Horvatits (@whec_chorvatits) November 1, 2017
Seneca Castle, Manchester, and Port Gibson fire departments all responded to the scene with varying levels of manpower and equipment.
Investigators are now on-scene, as the fire has been brought under control.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Clifton Springs fire and phelps ambo going to Pearl st and Hopewell Townline rd for the structure fire
— OntarioCo Fire Calls (@OntCoFireCalls) November 1, 2017