Fire destroys two homes on Solano Street

A fire at 617 Solano St., Corning burned a home to the ground and caused so much damage to the neighbor's

home it is reported as a total loss. The blaze was called into the Corning Volunteer Fire Department at 1:02 a.m.

with firefighters on scene at 1:11 a.m., however, the Solano Street home was already fully engulfed in flames and

had moved to house next to it, 801 Peach St. The home, occupied by three people, suffered compete loss from

both the fire and water damage. Anthony Koepke, who rented the Peach Street residence, said he was just going to

sleep when he heard screaming and his dogs barking. He was able to get himself, his mother, Abbigale Stelling

and his three dogs out of the home safely. The man whose house burned to the ground, Ed Duncan, was

reportedly not home when the fire started, but arrived while firefighters and police officers were at the scene. The

Corning Fire Department reports the loss to each house and contents is $210,000. The cause of the fire is under

investigation.