UPDATE: When the Syracuse Fire Department responded to a housefire at 217 May Ave at 3:58 a.m. on Sunday, it was determined that the fire had been set on purpose.
When firefighters responded to another South Ave vacant house fire the following night around midnight, a firefighter sustained second-degree burns trying to put out the fire. He was treated and released from a local hospital.
This fire was also determined to be intentionally set along with the fire on Glenwood Ave firefighters responded to shortly after. Three teens, two 17-year-old boys and one 14-year old girl were arrested for multiple counts each of burglary in the third degree and at least three counts each of arson in the third degree.
The boys will be arraigned in Central Arraignment Part. The girl was arraigned in Family Court and remanded to a secure detention facility. The investigation continues into their involvement in other incidents over the past week.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Fire Department responded to three fires in a span of two hours early Monday morning, adding to the total of six fires in the city since Saturday.
At 12:47 a.m. crews responded to 1304 South Avenue for a fire in a vacant house. First units arrived on scene and reported a heavy volume of fire visible in the 2 ½ story wood frame structure. It took crews over a half hour to put out the fire.
One firefighter was transported to University Hospital for treatment of minor burns.
At 2:23 a.m. a house fire was reported by a passerby on 131 Glenwood Avenue. Several of the companies that had been operating at the earlier South Avenue fire, a half mile away, were dispatched to Glenwood Ave.
Crews reported the entire front of the house was on fire upon arrival. It took approximately 40 minutes to fully extinguish the fire.
The structure was also vacant.
At 2:45 a.m. firefighters at the 146 Glenwood fire noticed flames coming from a vacant structure across the street. Additional companies were called to respond to 131 Glenwood Avenue.
The fire was under control in 15 minutes.
All three fires are under investigation and no civilian injuries were reported.