Correction: A previous version of this story stated that seven people were displaced instead of eight. That has been corrected.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Eight people were displaced from their homes Thanksgiving morning after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood.
Firefighters responded to the 500 block of Avery Ave. around 5 a.m. Thursday for reports of a fire.
Fire crews arrived at the scene in about three minutes, but heavy fire was already visible from a second floor window in the apartment complex by the time crews arrived.
The Syracuse Fire Department says firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, and most of the damage was contained to the apartment where the fire originated.
As a result of the fire, National Grid turned off the electricity and gas to all the apartments in the complex. The American Red Cross says they are assisting people with shelter and other needs at this time.
Syracuse Fire Chief Michael Monds said everyone in the apartment complex was able to escape the fire and no one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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