House fire on Corning Road in Elmira Heights

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UPDATE: Elmira Heights Fire Department Deputy Chief Bill Witkowski said the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical and the house is currently unoccuable.

The blocked portion of Corning Road has since reopened and the Red Cross says they’ve helped two people who were displaced because of the fire.


ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WETM) – The cause of a house fire on the 2300 block of Corning Road in Elmira Heights is currently under investigation, according to Elmira Heights Fire Chief Mike Cadek on Wednesday evening.

Three fire trucks from Elmira Heights Fire Department, the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Erway Ambulance, and NYSEG are currently at the home where smoke could be seen coming out of the building.

Fire Chief Cadek said structurally, the house is in good standing and everyone inside the home made it out safely.

A burnt couch and other household items were removed from the home.

New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office blocked off Corning Road between Big Top Ice Cream and the Sherwin-Williams paint store.

18 News is at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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