Berkshire fire damages two homes

By Conor Mooney

October 21, 2013 Updated Dec 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT

Berkshire, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A garage is a total loss after a blaze began in Berkshire.

Crews arrived around 10:30 Monday morning at 12604 on Route 38 for a fire started in the garage.

The home owner wasn't home when the fire started, but came back to find the blaze.

Firefighters put the fire out in about 25 minutes, just as it started spreading to the home.

The house suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

Crews shutdown a mile of the road for a couple of hours.

A neighboring home took on minimal damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Berkshire, Newark Valley, Weltonville Owego, Richford and West Corners fire departments all responded.

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