Firefighters remain at Carlton scene

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2015 at 8:20 pm

Route 98 remains blocked off north of Route104

Photos by Tom Rivers
CARLTON – Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire in Carlton that destroyed much of a house at 2086 Oak Orchard Rd.

The property is owned by George Swartz and the site was condemned by the town recently as living quarters. Swartz was at the scene earlier today, trying to clean up the property, law enforcement officials said.

Fire investigators are on scene sifting through the rubble, looking a cause and also checking to see if anyone remained inside the house during the fire.

Fire departments from throughout Orleans County responded to the fire, which was first reported at 1:39 p.m.