Two people were able to safely escape their Scoon Road home that caught on fire shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in the town of Seneca.
94 year old Frieda Cramer and 71 year old Elwin Tears were awakened by a smoke detector sounding at around 12:15. Hall, Stanley, Gorham, West Lake Road, Benton, Bellona and Penn Yan firefighters responded and extinguished the fire that destroyed the two-story residence. An out-building and a few vehicles were also damaged. Two cats are reported missing.
The fire started in the first floor of the residence, and the cause remains under investigation.