WRIGHTS CORNERS – Two volunteer fire departments responded to a fire in a small wood-frame house on a dead-end street behind the Tops Plaza in Wrights Corners just before 1 p.m. today.
No injuries were reported, but the home of Duane and Donna Goff, at 3971 Rathke Heights, was considered a total loss. Red Cross was called to assist the Goffs, who were the only residents.
Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputy Jared C. Ander arrived first, four minutes after dispatchers received reports of a fire, and said he found smoke coming from the eves on the second floor. Ander said he kicked in a rear door to see if anyone was inside and confirmed that the house was empty.
Donna Goff arrived shortly after and told patrol that she had been gone for an hour. She said there were no wood stoves or fireplaces inside the residence. The cause of fire remains under investigation. No monetary estimate of the loss was given.
Wrights Corners and Miller Hose volunteer fire departments responded.