Contact Us

Weekend Fires Destroy Homes in Newark Valley and Whitney Point

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Two homes are total losses following fires Saturday and overnight Sunday.

No injuries are being reported following a house fire in Newark Valley that kept firefighters from over a half dozen departments on the scene for several hours early this morning.

Tioga County Emergency Services officials say crews from Newark Valley, Owego, Campville, Berkshire, Weltonville, Maine, Union Center and West Corners were all called to the home on Route 38B at around 12:10 a.m.

The home is believed to be a total loss.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, but officials say it appears the blaze began in the chimney.

A family of four lived at the house and was able to get out safely.

The fire activity in the area closed a portion of Route 38B for about three hours.

Meanwhile, in Whitney Point, officials suspect a problem with an electric space heater may be to blame for a blaze Saturday that destroyed a Whitney Point home.

The fire was reported at around 7:30 a.m. at the house on Main Street.

A woman and her five children escaped and are being assisted by the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross.  There were no injuries reported.

Eleven fire companies were dispatched to battle that blaze.

More from WNBF

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!