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January 13, 2013

Fire damages house in Hartland

Owner was renovating and hoped to sell home

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Hartland home was damaged by fire late Friday night and investigators are continuing to probe the cause.

A passerby dialed 911 around 10:20 p.m. reporting that the home at 2370 Quaker Road was on fire.

Firefighters from Hartland, Barker and Gasport were summoned to quell the blaze in the rear portion of the home.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, the fire caused damage to the home’s roof, siding and rafters on the north end.

A corner of the home was also damaged.

The home was not occupied and firefighters told deputies that the home was “secure” upon their arrival. Further investigation found that the structure has been unoccupied for about two years.

Deputies contacted the homeowner, Robert Havens of Tonawanda, by tracing the registration of a pickup truck parked on the property.

Havens told deputies that he is renovating the residence, with plans to sell it.

He added he was at the property for about an hour Friday afternoon.

Fire Investigator Joe Fries stated the fire appeared to have started on an interior wall at the rear of the residence.

There was no damage estimate available at press time.

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