Major Fire On Sunset Drive

By Brennan Smith

November 9, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A family is now without a home after several crews were called to a massive fire in the Town of Dickinson.

It took about 40 fire fighters to eventually put the fire out at 2 Sunset Drive.

The first call came in just before 5:30 this evening.

Calls for other departments quickly followed and continued for the half hour that followed.

No one was at home when the fire broke out, but crews were able to rescue a dog from its cage inside.

Neighbors watched as flames tore from the back right corner of the home, and smoke filled the neighborhood.

"We heard a pop. We thought maybe it was a car backfiring, then after a few minutes, we heard some sirens, and I went out on the back porch and I could smell an electrical fire. We looked over here, and I could see flames and smoke," said Elaine Hudak, Town of Dickinson.

Crews had to battle a downed power line, propane tank, and collapsed roof before the blaze was finally put out.

It took nearly an hour to get it under control.

They say the home is a complete loss.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family, and Broome County Fire Investigators are working to find a cause.