Aerial photographs show the extent of the damage to the home the Levys were restoring as well as the Gilbert home next door. Fire investigation continues; damage estimate is ‘well over $1 million.’

Aerial photographs show the extent of the damage to the home the Levys were restoring as well as the Gilbert home next door. Fire investigation continues; damage estimate is ‘well over $1 million.’

New photos today courtesy of Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging shows the extent of the fire on East Fourth Avenue Saturday morning as well as a first look at the damage to the neighboring home as well (rear room adjoining pool).

 

As an investigation continues into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a almost-restored home at 313 E. Fourth Ave. in downtown Rome Saturday morning, new photographs are showing the extent of the damage to the home that was being redeveloped by Ira and Libby Levy as well as the damage to the home next door, at 311 E. Fourth Ave., owned by Dr. Peter and Suzy Gilbert.

No injuries were reported in the 3:30 a.m. blaze in the Between the Rivers District.

Rome-Floyd Fire Department Chief Troy Brock says he expects the investigation to take some time, especially since the structure to the house under restoration was a total loss. He estimates the fire damage estimate is “well over $1 million.”

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