24 units deemed uninhabitable after apartment fire, two first responders injured

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Manlius fire at apartment complex

MANLIUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A fire broke out Wednesday morning at the Town House East Apartments behind Tops in Manlius, police say.

Manlius Police tell NewsChannel 9 the fire started in a second floor bedroom in apartment L11 and spread to other units. A total of five apartments were affected by the fire which left a total of 24 apartments inhabitable due to a combination of fire damage, smoke damage, water damage, and/or loss of power.

According to police no one was home at the time of the fire due to the occupants working overnight shifts.

Two emergency responders suffered minor injuries, police say. One was treated on scene and the other was transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

A Town of Manlius Police Officer was patrolling the area when they noticed smoke coming from the apartment, Manlius Officer Ken Hatter said.

The fire has been put out and the cause of the fire has been determined as accidental in nature.

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