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WALDEN, N.Y. -- Firefighters here are still working to put out hot spots inside, what's left of this home on Valley Avenue.
Officials tell us someone was inside the home when the fire broke out but got of safely, along with five dogs, thanks to the help of a neighbor.
Ken Haverlan saw smoke and flames streaming from his neighbors house on and he knew he had to help.
"He wasn't answering we opened the door it was full of smoke and he was coming up from the basement stairs," said Ken Haverlan, neighbor.
Haverlan was able to get one out of his burning home on Valley Avenue, as the fire quickly spread, engulfing the entire house, in a matter of minutes.
"Fire started in the basement area and at this point spread up to the attic," said Jody Dohergy, Walden Fire Department Chief.
Doroughty says the fire broke out just after 12 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
At the fire’s peak more than 100 firefighters from ten companies were on the scene, battling the flames.
Dohergy added, "The fires in the walls it's in the floor every time the guys go to do something open up the wall there's more fire there."
But fighter fighters weren't just fighting flames, they're also dealing with cold temperatures.
Officials say fighting fires in any situation is difficult, but in extreme cold, there's added dangers.
Dohergy went on to say, "When a firefighters been working that hard inside a building with all that heat. Then you come outside to what's 10 degrees now, it's a shock to their system."
Officials say the home is a total loss.
Haverlan added, "It's a shame this should happen to anybody."
There were no injuries and fire officials tell us the cause of this fire is under investigation.