NEWFANE – A house being renovated at 3092 Lockport-Olcott Road was heavily damaged by fire Friday evening, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.
Firefighters arriving shortly after 6 p.m. discovered the rear of the vacant house engulfed in flames. Members of Miller Hose and Olcott fire companies battled the blaze.
The owner, who lives next-door to the property, told deputies that he has been renovating the home and believes the fire may have started in a basement wood-burning stove. An investigation is underway. No damage estimate was available.