KINDERHOOK, N.Y. – An early morning fire has left three people displaced.
The Niverville Fire Department received the call for a fire around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday at 59 Hunter Drive. The house was already fully engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived.
Three people were home at the time of the fire, but they all got out safely.
It took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. An aerial hose was put in place to help crews put out the fire from above. There weren't any challenges except for the cold temperatures.
"We have to rotate firefighters every 20 minutes," Fire Chief Wayne Huyck said. "It did ice up fairly quick to get set up."
The second floor walls collapsed, and the house is a total loss.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Huyck said they believe the fire started in the basement.