A Syracuse firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while battling a house fire in at 105 Taft Avenue on Thursday, not far from Shop City Plaza on Teall Avenue.
Crews from Station 9 on Shuart Avenue were dispatched to the home around 5:07 p.m., and arrived at the scene within three minutes.
Firefighters say the one story home was engulfed in heavy smoke and fire, but they were able to get it under control within 40 minutes.
The people living in the home were not there at the time of the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Investigators say the fire began in the living room and the cause is still under investigation.