SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)–Yesterday, firefighters located and removed a trapped occupant from a house fire at 521 Garfield Avenue.
UPDATE: The victim, an adult female, did not survive. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation. Further information on the age and identity of the victim are not being made available at this time.
The first units arrived at the 2.5-story wood frame house and discovered heavy smoke and fire in the attic area. After a few minutes of searching for the victim, an adult female was found unconscious in the smoke-filled home.
The woman was treated immediately by firefighters and paramedics from AMR, then taken to Upstate University Hospital for further treatment. The victim did not survive.
Three firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze and were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.
It took crews 30 minutes to fully extinguish the fire, and National Grid as well as the Syracuse Police Department also responded to the scene. The American Red Cross is currently helping displaced residents of the dwelling with shelter and other needs.
Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to find the cause of the fire.