Several departments help battle Bristol house fire

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Tribune Chronicle

BRISTOL —  Firefighters from more than a half dozen area departments responded to a two-alarm fire early Sunday at 1373 state Route 88 that destroyed a two-story, single-family home.

Bristol Fire Department received the first call about 3:03 a.m. from a neighbor.  The house was fully engulfed when they arrived. No one was home at the time of the fire, reports said.

No one was injured.

The fire department put out the fire  and left the scene at about 6:30 a.m, according to Bristol Fire Chief  Thomas Dempsey.  However, there apparently were some items that were still hot in the property’s basement that caused the fire to reignite.

The departments returned later putting out rekindling of  the charred remains.

Fire crew remained on the scene until about 9 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire departments from Farmington, Bloomfield, Champion, Mesopotamia, Bazetta, Cortland and Mecca also responded, the report said.

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