Ithaca firefighters respond to college apartment fire and water rescue

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) A busy night for the Ithaca Fire Department on Saturday night into Sunday.

According to the Ithaca Fire Department, crews responded to both a fire on the city’s South Hill and a water rescue on Six Mile Creek.

Firefighters were first called to College Circle Apartments around 11:30 p.m. after an air conditioner caught fire. The buildings sprinkler system kept things at bay until crews could fully extinguish the flames. 

No one was injured. 

Around the same time, the Ithaca Police Department requested help with a water rescue. A college student fell into Six Mile Creek from Giles Street. 

Firefighters were quickly able to help him. They jumped into the fast moving creek and brought him to shore. There is no word on any injuries.

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