Salem Drive Fire Ruled Accidental

By Peter Quinn

Published 03/06 2014 04:47PM

Updated 03/06 2014 05:18PM

A senior Broome County Fire Investigator tells us that the fire in Vestal this past Tuesday broke out behind a microwave oven in the home.

The flames quickly spread to an outside wall and went up into the attic.

The homeowners of 4529 Salem Drive tried to put it out themselves at first, but realized that it was too much for them to handle and then called 911.

The house was severely damaged by the blaze, and it was ruled a total loss.

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