Fire damages Vermontville home

VERMONTVILLE – Several fire departments responded to a house fire at 433 Swinyer Road this evening.

Kathryn Schenk was in the house when she noticed small flames and smoke emitting from above the wood stove. She immediately got her three children and three dogs out of the house and called 911.

“There were a little scared, but they’re all accounted for,” Schenk said. “It’ll be OK. Hopefully it’s just in the attic. We have tons of friends, so I’m sure we’ll find somewhere to stay.”

Schenk and her husband Jeremy own the home. Jeremy was not home when the fire broke out.

The Bloomingdale, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths-Gabriels fire departments all responded to the call.

Bloomingdale Fire Chief Tim Woodruff said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Contact Shaun Kittle at 518-891-2600 ext. 25 or