Multiple fire departments, including the Dolgeville and Salisbury volunteer fire departments, responded to an early morning fire Monday in the town of Oppenheim in Fulton County.
A member of the Hilltop Fire Department who answered the telephone at the firehouse Monday said the fire at 7624 state Route 29 was reported just after 4 a.m. When crews arrived at the home, located about a mile east of the fire house in Oppenheim, they found the raised-ranch-style in flames.
The residents were home at the time the fire started, but were able to escape safely, he said.
One firefighter from the Rockwood-Garoga-Lasselville Fire Department did suffer a minor injury while fighting the fire, however.
A total of six departments responded to the blaze, with two more on standby. They were Hilltop, Oppenheim, Dolgeville, Salisbury, Rockwood-Garoga-Lasselville, Ephratah, St. Johnsville and Sir William Johnson.
Crews remained on the scene until just before 10 a.m.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, the department member said.
Emergency officials in Fulton County said Monday the fire began in the back portion of the home’s garage area. They also said the roof of the structure collapsed in the course of the fire.
The American Red Cross was notified the homeowners may need assistance.