A half-dozen fire departments battled a fast-moving blaze that erupted at a house in the town of Dickinson.
Authorities said the two-alarm fire at 40 Sunset Drive was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Thick black smoke rising from the blaze was to passing drivers on Route 17, just south of the fire scene. Flames were shooting from the brick structure when the first fire units arrived at the scene.
According to Broome County emergency dispatchers, there were no immediate reports of injuries. A dog was rescued from the burning single-family home.
Prospect Terrace firefighters were assisted by units from Choconut Center, Port Dickinson, Endicott, East Maine and Johnson City.
An ambulance from the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad stood by at the scene. Investigators from the Broome County Office of Emergency Services also responded to the fire.
Officials believe the blaze started on a back porch at the house but the cause was not immediately known.
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