Two homes heavily damaged in Homer fire

HOMER, N.Y. — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that began in a shed in the yard of a home on Wall Street in the village of Homer Tuesday night.


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At around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Homer Fire Department was called to 7 Wall Street for a reported shed fire.

Wendy Mead, a resident at 7 Wall Street, was inside the home with her daughter at the time of the fire.

"I was watching TV in my room and I heard rustling," Mead said. "I thought it was my cats messing around, but I looked out my side window and saw a glow, pulled the curtain back and saw the shed was on fire."

A shed fire began in between these two homes on Wall Street in the village of Homer Tuesday night, according to the Homer Fire Department (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

A shed fire began in between these two homes on Wall Street in the village of Homer Tuesday night, according to the Homer Fire Department (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

The fire also caused significant damage to a home at 9 Wall Street.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Cortland County Fire Investigation Team, according to Rick Reddick, a captain with the Homer Fire Department and a member of the investigation team.

Reddick could not say whether the fire seems suspicious in nature.

All of the residents in both homes were able to get out safely, investigators said. The Cortlandville Fire Department and City of Cortland Fire Department also responded to the scene.

The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the displaced residents.


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