Greece home uninhabitable after Friday afternoon fire

Greece, N.Y. – A fire at a home in Greece Friday caused significant damage.

The home on Lowden Point Road, near Shoreway Drive, is said to be uninhabitable after the fire, which was first reported a little before 3 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters say the fire started in the basement and worked its way up to the attic.

“It was just a tough fire to get to,” said Randy Jensen, deputy fire coordinator for the Monroe County Fire Bureau. “Awful lot of heat, and it was within the walls itself.”

No one was home at the time. It took crews about 35 minutes to get it under control.

“Fire had a pretty good head-start on us,” said Jensen. “Crews advanced and took a pretty good beating of heat and smoke in the building.”

Jensen said the timing of the fire, right in the middle of the holiday season, makes it all the more difficult.

“That’s the worst part about it, is this family, during the holiday season, suffered damage to their home and, as firefighters, it hurts,” he said. “We don’t want to see anybody have any damage or anything done to their homes, so we’re going to do the best we can to restore as much as possible and our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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