March 6, 2007

Damaged house unsafe for determination

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Hickory Circle home that burned Sunday is unstable, making it difficult to investigate the cause of the fire. Varna Fire Chief Natan Huffman reports that:

"The risk of the investigation is greater than the reward of finding out how it started. I'm confident it started in the basement. I strongly suspect it was electrical in nature, given what the owners told me."

The Red Cross is helping the building's former residents.

On the opinion page, Roger Yonkin of Bethel Grove questions checkpoint security in Iraq.

There's also an article on natural gas in Enfield that likely applies to Dryden residents as exploration moves east.

Posted by simon at March 6, 2007 6:36 AM in , ,
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