Firefighters on scene of house fire for hours in Clay
CLAY, NY (WSYR-TV) - Firefighters were at the scene of a house fire in the Town of Clay for most of the evening on Sunday.
The fire started around 5:30 p.m. at a home on Oak Orchard Road in between Oneida River Park Drive and Ashley Landing Park Drive.
The house sits back off the road and behind some trees so Clay Fire Department Chief Tim Dickerson said the fire was probably burning for several minutes before anyone noticed it.
There was heavy smoke at the scene which made fighting the fire more difficult than usual.
Dickerson said the amount of smoke caused them to constantly rotate firefighters.
He also said the fire got into the attic and the roof of the old house so he needed a lot of manpower to make sure they put out all of the fire before leaving.
The firefighters were on scene for about 4-and-a-half hours.
There were four propane tanks the first firefighters had to protect from the flames.
No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was hurt.
A cause is still under investigation.
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