SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Fire Department said nine people were displaced when a fire broke out Monday morning on the second floor of a two-apartment building.
It happened around 4:30 a.m. at 429 Westmoreland Avenue between Lexington Avenue and East Genesee Street. According to the SFD, all of the residents made it out of the home okay and without any injuries. One firefighter was transported with minor injuries. The firefighter was treated and released.
SFD said the power lines to the house had burned and fallen to the ground in the front yard, which created a very dangerous situation for crews attempting to make entry. The fire spread quickly from the second floor into the attic of the home and it took over 20 minutes to fully extinguish the fire.
A neighboring house did receive minor exterior damage by radiant heat, officials said.
The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.