SCHUYLER LAKE – A loose wood stove pipe caused a house fire earlier this afternoon on County Route 22 in the Hamlet of Schuyler Lake.
The fire, at the home of Tom Donnelly, was reportedly caused by a loose fitting on a wood stove. The leak from the stove and resulting heat caught the house’s wallpaper on fire.
The Schuyler Lake Fire Department responded at around 3:30 p.m. to douse the flames, tear off the siding and remove the pipe from the wood stove. The issue was resolved within 45 minutes.
Mutual aid was provided by Richfield Springs Fire Dept. with Fly Creek and Exeter on standby.