KEESEVILLE — A home at 49 Pine St. was left unlivable after a fire here Wednesday night, Keeseville’s fire chief says.

The home, belonging to Todd Nelson, had heavy smoke coming out of it but no visible flames when firefighters first arrived, Keeseville Fire Chief Michael Stranahan said.

The Keeseville department was dispatched to the address at 9:17 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Clinton County dispatch with departments from AuSable Forks and Peru providing mutual aid, and South Plattsburgh standing by at Keeseville’s station. South Plattsburgh’s air truck was at the fire.

Stranahan said that the fire had been called in as a chimney fire that had spread.

“It being an older house, (the fire) got into the walls,” Stranahan said. “The original knockdown didn’t take long, it was just looking through the walls that did.”

Stranahan added that there were no injuries, and Nelson and his dog both got out safely.

“As cold as it was, everything still went nice and smooth,” Stranahan said.

The Keeseville department was back in service around midnight, according to Stranahan, who said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious.

Keeseville is a hamlet that extends into both the towns of AuSable and Chesterfield, and both Clinton and Essex counties.

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