It took numerous fire crews to take down a fire that destroyed a Waterford home this afternoon.
Fire crews were called to the scene of the fire just after 3:30 Thursday afternoon.
It took about three hours to put the fire out of the home on East First and Chestnut Streets in Waterford.
The home owners were not home at the time of the fire, but neighbors say they saw smoke coming from the home.
The house was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke when crews arrived.
Crews were called in from six different fire departments to help battle the blaze.
The fire was fully involved and due to the conditions crews had to be pulled out of the structure because of the strength of the fire. Crews used ladder trucks and other defensive approaches to get the fire under control.
Fire officials say they are centralizing the investigation on the wood burner that the home owner said was on in the basement where it is believed the fire started.
One firefighter was transported to UPMC Hamot for chest pain where he was treated and released.
The home is considered to be a total loss.
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