Vacant Chenango Bridge home destroyed by fire (with photos)

By Chelsea Bishop
By Dave Greber

July 4, 2013 Updated Jan 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM EDT

Town of Chenango (WBNG Binghamton) A three-alarm fire kept crews on the scene of a vacant home for sale for hours overnight Thursday.

The fire at 46 Poplar Hill Road in Chenango Bridge was called in at approximately 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

Chenango Bridge, Town of Chenango and Hillcrest fire crews responded to the scene. Broome County fire investigators were summoned shortly after the first crews arrived.

The house for sale has been vacant for months, according to fire officials and neighbors, dozens of whom watched the two-story home burn into the early morning hours.

When crews first arrived, flames were shooting through the roof, but were concentrated to one side of the home. Still, the fire was stubborn and spread quickly.

"We arrived on the scene and the flames were shooting through the roof from the rear of the house. It was a stubborn fire. It was hard to get to, but with the crews here, they got here and fought a hard battle. As you can see, we were able to put the fire out. And nobody got hurt," said Chief Brian Curtis of Chenango Bridge Fire Department.

Poplar Hill Road remained closed off until shorlty after 6:30 a.m. when fire crews cleared the area.

No one was injured.

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