Henrietta home damaged in Monday morning fire

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HVFD Fire Fighter Greg Borgman soaks a portion of an exterior wall that was cut away while battling a house fire in Henrietta Monday morning.

HVFD Fire Fighter Greg Borgman soaks a portion of an exterior wall that was cut away while battling a house fire in Henrietta Monday morning.

Fire destroyed potions of a Henrietta home Monday morning, displacing a family and three dogs.

The cause of the fire at 209 W. Park Street is unknown. The fire was reported by a neighbor shortly after 9 a.m.

Residents Alena Russell and her 17-year-old son Dylan Robertson, a student at Henrietta High School, were not home when the fire broke out. When Members of the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department entered the house, three dogs ran out. As of 10:30 a.m., all but one had been found.

Fire fighters managed to contain the fire to a back bedroom, but had to cut into an exterior wall and the attic to do so. The rest of the house is damaged by smoke.

Estimated cost of the damages is unknown.

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