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A Total Loss: Woman Escapes Injury After Fire Destroys Home

Flames are seen shooting from a Rood Road home Thursday morning in the town of Charlotte. The residence was deemed a total loss. Photos by Sue Peacock

A town of Charlotte woman was being assisted by the Red Cross after fire destroyed her home early Thursday.

Sinclairville firefighters were alerted to the blaze on Rood Road just before 5 a.m. First responders from surrounding departments provided assistance.

Photographs posted to social media showed flames shooting from the roof of the residence.

A neighbor stated that the occupant of the home was alerted to the fire by her dog; both reportedly escaped by exiting a bedroom window.

An investigation found that the fire was caused by a “compromised electrical cord and outlet” behind a dryer, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said.

Flames are seen shooting from a Rood Road home Thursday morning in the town of Charlotte. The residence was deemed a total loss. Photos by Sue Peacock

No injuries were reported. The property was deemed a total loss, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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