Damage estimated at $75,000 in Kane fire
Damage is estimated at $75,000 in a late Wednesday night fire at a residence in Kane.Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters were called at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday for a fire at a residence at 118 Ash St.Charles Johnson, the lone occupant of the residence, escaped without injury, Holt said. No injuries to firefighters were reported, Holt said.Holt said the fire broke out in the basement of the one-story residence, which has an attached garage. There is extensive smoke and water damage to the home, Holt said.Greg Agosti, a fire marshal based at the State Police station in Ridgway, arrived at 1:15 a.m. Thursday to investigate the blaze, Holt said. The chief said the fire marshal estimated the damage at $75,000.The Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene with 25 firefighters and several pieces of fire-fighting equipment, Holt said. He said the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department also responded with equipment and five firefighters. He said the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department “stood by” at the Kane Fire Hall.See full article by purchasing the March 16 edition of The Kane Republican.