Fire destroys home in Owego

Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 9:26 AM EDT
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OWEGO (WBNG) -- Fire officials deemed a house at 50 Beardslee Ln. a total loss after a fire tore through it Tuesday morning.

Owego Fire Chief James Morris said the fire began in the garage but spread to the house next to it. The garage and home sustained major damage. By 11 a.m., the garage and home had entire sections charred black from the blaze.

Morris said the garage was fully engulfed by flames and portions of the house were on fire by the time crews arrived at the scene. The initial call for the fire came in around 8:55 a.m.

A neighbor saw the fire and knocked on the door to get people out of the house safely, Morris said. He also reported that no one was hurt.

Heavy smoke could be seen from miles away from the fire.


Agencies from Nichols, Newark Valley, the Tioga Fire District, Town of Owego Fire District and Campville responded. New York State Police and Owego EMS also responded to the fire.

Tioga County fire investigators are working to determine what caused the blaze.