Half a dozen firefighters battled a fast-moving fire that broke out at a home 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 billowing from the blaze was aimed at drivers passing on Route 17, just south of the scene of the fire. Flames were shooting from the brick structure when the first firefighters arrived on 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 was at the scene. Investigators from the Broome County Office of Emergency Services also responded to the fire.
Officials believe the fire started on a back porch of the house, but the cause was not immediately known.
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