Seneca home lay in ruins

Fire, believed to have started in the basement, has taken a heavy toll on Seneca’s Normandy Shores peninsula. Hours after fire fighters were sent to 407 Northampton Road smoke spewed from the Kennedy home. A husband, wife, and their grandson all managed to get out of the house without injury. Because of the wood components of the home and its basement origin, the fire proved difficult to fully extinguish. That caused fire fighters, at one point early last night, to re-group and concentrate on fighting the fire from the outside, according to Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee. Fire hose stretched across the one road leading to the back end of the peninsula forced fire fighters to close off vehicle access from one side of Normandy Shores to the other. As for the family that lost their home and possessions, Cartee said “This is very unfortunate for the homeowners. We’d like to keep them in our thoughts and prayers….”