ETNA, N.Y. – Firefighters have put out a a fire which began in an Etna home on Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to a call just before 9:30 a.m. reporting a fire which began in a home at 315 Etna Road. Patrick Brunner, Assistant Chief at the Etna Fire Department, said he was second to respond at the scene after McLean Fire Chief Kenny Carr.

Brunner said there was only one occupant in the house at the time who promptly called 911. No injuries were reported.

“It was a really good response and a really great effort on everyone’s part,” Brunner said.

While the investigation of the exact cause of the flame is still ongoing, Brunner said it appeared at this point that the fire began on the top of a woodstove and traveled up the chimney.

“We quickly determined we needed to shut the door to reduce the oxygen,” Brunner said. After containing the fire, Brunner said firefighters were on the scene for nearly three hours.

The house sustained some smoke and water damage, but according to Brunner, the house is repairable.

In addition to Etna and McLean fire departments, Dryden, Varna, Freeville, Cayuga Heights, and Groton fire departments also assisted at the scene.

“I can’t stress teamwork enough,” Brunner said. “It’s so unfortunate that this happened, but we worked so well as a team to take care of the situation.”

Featured image courtesy of the Dryden Fire Department.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.