A two story house in Stanley on Route 14A was extensively damaged by fire on Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters from Stanley with assistance from Hall, Benton and White Springs Road fire departments battled the smoky blaze for hours and had to contend with persistent wind gusts that kept the flames roaring in the upstairs of the structure.
Billowing clouds of dark smoke filled the air as firefighters stood on the house's rooftop, at times, attempting to douse the stubborn blaze. Despite a valiant effort, the home looked to be pretty much gutted by the flames and was most definitely not habitable.
No word on whether anyone was home when the early afternoon fire erupted. There were no reports of injuries. Fire crews remained at the scene long after the fire was brought under control to insure that it would not re-ignite. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Flames roared through a two story wood frame house on Routes 14A- 245 just a little ways out of Geneva as you pass the 90-degree turn south bound after 2 this afternoon. Ted Baker came across numerous fire units at the scene.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. It's also unclear as to how much damage was done. Stanley, White Springs Road and other departments are at the scene.