A space heater too close to flammable material is being eyed as the cause of a two-alarm house fire in Kirkwood late in the morning of December 6.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Two pets were said to have died in the blaze on Main Street. An adult and two children escaped uninjured.

The initial call was reported at 10:34 a.m. and law enforcement arriving on the scene reported seeing flames on the first floor of the home at 140 Main Street.

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Firefighters from Kirkwood, Five-Mile Point, West Windsor and Conklin worked at the scene along with law enforcement, medical and emergency services officials.

The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross had been called in to assist the family.

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