A house in Rutland was declared a total loss after a large fire Thursday afternoon.
Crews responded to 26836 Ridge Road, near Hadcock Road, at 5:37 p.m.
Guy R. Manor, of the Felts Mills Fire Department, said the fire started after homeowner Aaron A. Netto and his workers cleared brush, with flames making it to the house.
A fire investigator was called to the scene, but on Thursday night the fire was considered an accident.
The house was declared a total loss.
Crews from Rutland, Black River, Great Bend, town of Watertown and Fort Drum also responded at the scene.
Video from the scene can be viewed at http://wdt.me/ridgeroadfire.