Fire Destroys Kingsley Home


(Kingsley) — Fire has totally destroyed a house in Kingsley.  The fire was reported shortly after 3:00 a.m. Saturday at 308 Dover Street in Kingsley.  Firefighters responded to see the home fully engulfed.  Kingsley Fire Department requested mutual aid from both the Remsen Fire Department and the Moville Fire Department.  Brandon Sitzmann serves as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Kingsley Fire Department and explains the scene.

Sitzmann says the State Fire Marshal has been notified and will be arrive on the scene sometime Saturday to investigate the origin and cause of the fire.  Sitzmann says he is uncertain as to the dollar amount of damage, other than the home and much of the contents have been totally destroyed, as well as the adjoining garage.  A car that was parked inside the garage was also destroyed by the fire.  Sitzmann says the occupant of the house was able to escape the burning structure without any injuries.  The fire was reported by the occupant of the home as well as surrounding neighbors.  Sitzmann says there was some concern the fire may spread to immediate neighbors homes.

Kingsley firefighters remain at the scene as of 8:30 a.m. but Sitzmann says both Moville and Remsen were released from the scene of the fire at around 7:30 a.m. after battling the blaze for more than four straight hours. Smoke could still seen coming from the roof, as firefighters were watching for hot spots smoldering.