HECTOR, N.Y.—A large fire in Hector destroyed a family home before being extinguished on Monday evening, according to the Trumansburg Fire Department. No one was injured in the blaze.

The fire took place in the 6000 block of County Road 1. Firefighters responded to reports of heavy smoke coming from a house. The house was “fully engulfed” in flames by the time the department arrived, though it was controlled in 45 minutes and “overhaul was completed” in two hours.

Crews were on scene until 8 p.m. Nobody was home at the time, but because the home was destroyed, two adults and two children were displaced. The American Red Cross is working with the residents to find and provide shelter, the fire department stated.

Enfield and Mecklenburg Fire Departments, plus Trumansburg EMS, were all on scene of the fire, and Interlaken Fire Department filled in with any other calls in the service area. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control is investigating the cause of the fire.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com