Police have provided an official update on the structure fire that destroyed a home on Clinton Street in Seneca Falls during the early-morning hours on Friday.
Around 1:48 a.m. the Seneca County 911 Center received a call regarding a structure fire at 23 Clinton Street.
The Seneca Falls Police Department responded along with the Seneca Falls Fire Department, Fayette Fire Department and Waterloo Fire Department.
Police said in a release that the first arriving units reported the residence to be engulfed with occupants inside.
One adult male and a six-month-old girl were the only occupants and successfully exited the house through a second story window.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which had heavily damaged the first- and second-floors.
Police said the adult male was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital by Lifenet. He was treated for excessive burns. The young child was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for a checkover.
The Seneca County Fire Investigation Team responded to determine the cause. That investigation remains active.
The New York State Police, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and Waterloo Police Department also assisted.
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