Newfield, N.Y. — A fire burned through a mobile home in the Tompkins County town of Newfield Tuesday afternoon, according to the Newfield Fire Department.

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Nobody was injured, but the Red Cross is assisting residents who lost their home in the blaze.

These photos from the scene are courtesy of the Newfield Fire Department:

Here’s what happened, according to emergency responders:

Around 2 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 269 Valley Manor Drive.

Newfield Assistant Chief Guidi arrived and, finding the fire, requested help from the West Danby Fire Department and Enfield Fire Company, as well as the Ithaca Fire Department.

The “heavy fire” was engulfing more than half the mobile home when crews arrived, according to a news release. Other homes were at risk.

“Three other mobile homes were in close proximity, and their siding began to melt and warp from the intense heat,” the news release said.

Newfield’s Engine 1302 worked to subdue the blaze, performing “defensive operations” on the home that was on fire while also cooling the adjacent structures, a news release said.

A tanker was then brought in, shuttling water from a fire hydrant on Depot Road. Several crews worked to use their tankers to help fight the fire. Within 45 minutes, the blaze was isolated to a single mobile home.

(In a statement, the Newfield Fire Department thanked the following emergency crews for their help: the Ithaca Fire Department, Enfield Volunteer Fire Company, West Danby Fire and Rescue, Spencer Fire Department, Odessa Fire Department, and Bangs Ambulance.)


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.