(Utica, NY) - Cleanup is continuing at a home at 617 Herkimer Road in Utica.

80-Year old William Kehrli was in his kitchen going through the mail when the fire broke out.

He went outside when he smelled smoke.  Neighbors called to report the fire.  Kehrli has lived in the home for more than 60 years. No one was injured in the blaze but authorities say that it will be a while before he can return home.