Upper Saranac house loses part of roof to fire

Firefighters inspect a burned portion of a house around its stovepipe Thursday on Panther Mountain Road in the town of Harrietstown. (Enterprise photo — Jacob Linton)

WAWBEEK — Multiple fire departments responded to a fire that burned part of the roof off a waterfront residence Thursday.

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 1:55 p.m. to 278 Panther Mountain Road in the town Harrietstown. Departments from Tupper Lake, Bloomingdale, Paul Smiths-Gabriels, Piercefield, Lake Placid and Wilmington responded as well.

The house, on Upper Saranac Lake, lost part of its roof and was charred around the pipe of a woodstove climbing up the outside wall. The other side of the house did not appear to be damaged.

Building owner Matthew McInerney, who was letting family friends stay at the residence, said, “It looks like it was in the fireplace area, but we’re waiting on a report from the fire crew.”

Nona, a member of the family vacationing at the residence who wouldn’t give her last name, said, “Thank you to all the firefighters from the multiple departments that responded so quickly.”

A firefighter inspects the burned roof of a house on Panther Mountain Road in the town of Harrietstown where a fire broke out Thursday. (Enterprise photo — Jacob Linton)

No one was injured, according to the Saranac Lake fire department. The fire is still being investigated.


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