Home destroyed in Wellsburg fire
UPDATE (3/19/19) According to New York State Police records, a woman was arrested at 77 Sunset Road and charged with Arson in the Fourth Degree.
The records say the woman arrested was identified as 29-year-old Nikki Owenburg.
WELLSBURG, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Chemung County family is homeless tonight after a fire destroyed their home. The fire happened around 5:30PM at 77 Sunset Road in Wellsburg. Multiple fire departments had to be called in, including crews from Southport and Pine City.
When WENY news first arrived on scene, firefighters could be seen going in and out of the house, soaking it with water, and breaking windows to help vent the place out. Firefighters say the family was home at the time of the fire, but there were no injuries. As of right now the family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.
"They're being taken care of by the Red Cross," said Southport firefighter, Timothy Sweeney. "The Chief has called for the Red Cross and they're now trying to make sure it's completely out. They're doing a secondary overhaul of the place. Checking for any fire extension."
The cause of the fire is still unknown and it's under investigation.