TROY — Troy Fire Department responded to a house fire at 591 Locust Wednesday afternoon and damage was so extensive the home appears to be a total loss.
“We were called for smoke coming from a residence when we got called to the scene. We had heavy smoke coming out. Started to have flames coming out of the back. Crews made entry to knock down the fire, but we had extensive damage,” Assistant Fire Chief Gary Stanley. “It’s under investigation at this time.”
No cause has been determined. Damage estimates were also not available at press time.
Two occupants were inside the home at the time of the blaze. There were no reported injuries. Three pets were inside the home at the time of the incident. One dachshund, Daisy, was found in the hallway of the home. Firefighters gave the dog oxygen at the scene. The other two pets were unaccounted for as of press time.
One of the occupants, Charles Chandler, was detained by Troy Police Department. According to Sgt. Richard Gumerlock, Chandler attempted to rescue the pets inside the home, impeding fire fighters at the scene. Chandler was charged with misdemeanor misconduct at an emergency for trying to get back in the house to save the animals. Chandler reportedly had to be restrained at the scene by fire personnel before being detained by police.