COLONIE, N.Y. - A Colonie home is severely damaged and a family pet dead after a fire late Thursday morning.
The home, on Elm Street in the Hamlet of Maplewood, caught fire a little before noon. Fire crews said parts of the home were fully involved when they arrived.
No one was in the home at the time, as the owner was out of town, but officials say a pet dog was found dead inside.
While the damage is extensive, fire fighters say the home can be repaired.