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UPDATE (4:12pm):
A home in Attica will likely be a total loss after a raging fire destroyed it this morning.

The blaze at the Austin Road residence broke out around 5am.

A dozen fire companies from Genesee and Wyoming Counties responded, but Attica Fire Chief Bob Willard says they had a hard time just getting to the house.

"It's on the end of a seasonal, limited-use roadway," WIllard told WBTA today. "The only way into it was from the south, so we had go around the block to come in. A couple of our mutual aid companies had an extra three or four miles to get there."

Once on the scene, firefighters found the house fully involved. Willard says the weather made for a difficult fight.

"It was quite wintry up there this morning," he said. "Drifting, a lot of blowing snow. It was all exterior by the time we got there, the wind was driving the flames right through the building."

Crews were on the scene for about 4 hours battling the blaze.

No one was injured in the fire. One family has been displaced. The Red Cross has taken them in.


ORIGINAL REPORT:
A dozen fire companies from two counties battled flames that destroyed a home in Attica this morning.
The fire broke out shortly after 5 this morning on Austin Road.
Volunteers from Wyoming and Genesee Counties responded.
Authorities said the family was home at the time of the fire and managed to safely escape.

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