Pyrites home declared total loss after blaze sweeps through structure
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 9:26 am

PYRITES – Fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause of a Sunday night fire that destroyed a home at 470 Cousintown Rd.

The Pyrites Volunteer Fire Department responded at 7:33 p.m. to the home owned and occupied by Anthony Wright and three others.

Mutual aid was provided by the Canton, DeKalb, Russell and Hermon fire departments. The Potsdam, Richville, Edwards and Gouverneur departments were on standby.

The building has been declared a total loss, said St. Lawrence County Fire Investigation Team officials.

The house was insured. Pyrites firefighters returned to the station at 10:59 p.m.