Large house fire in West Elmira, onlookers cause traffic

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UPDATE 3/26/21 1205: According to West Elmira Fire Department Chief John Van Hagen, it took firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down the fire at the single-family home. While the home did sustain significant damage, the homeowner was able to get out without injury. One firefighter was treated for an unspecified issue.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Chemung County Fire Investigation Team.

West Elmira Fire Department was assisted by Elmira City Fire, Elmira Heights, Golden Glow, Southport, Pine City and Big Flats. ERWAYS was on scene as well as law enforcement.


WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — A large fire sparked at a home in West Elmira Thursday night where fire crews remain on the scene.

It happened just before 8 p.m. at 10 Summit Drive. The house is located at a dead end surrounded by trees.

Fire crews from multiple counties were called out to the scene. There was also a large group of onlookers descending upon the area. Emergency crews had to block off the road.

Fire officials have not yet said if anyone was inside the home or the cause of the fire. Everything is still active at this time.

Stay with 18 News for the latest developments on this fire in West Elmira.

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