The Auburn Fire Department reported that a house fire at 318 McIntosh Drive was contained thanks to the quick response of firefighters, preventing further damage.
The AFD received a call for a fire at 2:24 a.m. on Monday. Responding crews found an active fire around the chimney in the back of the house and were able to put it out in about five minutes. No injuries were reported.
The response required a second special callback for city coverage while firefighters were at the scene, and a fire investigator was also called in. However, information on the cause of the fire has not yet been released.
The department said crews remained at the scene until 6:30 a.m. Despite the fire, the family was not displaced thanks to the quick work of the crews.
The Auburn Fire Department expressed gratitude to Cayuga County 911, Auburn City Ambulance, Auburn Police Department, and Auburn Office of Code Enforcement for their assistance.
Further details about the incident have not been disclosed by the authorities. The investigation is still ongoing.
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