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Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department

Three Homes Burn Over New Year’s Eve

PEOPLE SAFE; 2 DOGS DIE

3 Homes Burn

 New Year’s Eve 

Fly Creek firefighters battled a blaze that started in the chimney of a home on Route 80 early this morning. Overnight, two other homes burned down in Middlefield and Springfield. (Steve Baker/Contributed Photo)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Whipped by high winds, flames destroyed three homes in northern Otsego County overnight – in the towns of Middlefield, Springfield and Otsego.

At  9 p.m. New Year’s Eve, crews from the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department were called to 207 Rezen Road after a passerby called 911 on observing a home on fire.

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