A fire tore through a home on Andes Avenue early Tuesday morning, leaving a family of five displaced, first responders said in an update.
Arriving on scene at 3:30 a.m., firefighters encountered heavy smoke billowing from the rear of the house, first responders told Finger Lakes News Radio.
Thanks to functioning smoke detectors, the two adults and three children were alerted in time to evacuate. Fire Chief Del Parotta commended the home’s safety measures, emphasizing their crucial role in ensuring the family’s survival.
Despite firefighters bringing the blaze under control within an hour, the property suffered extensive damage.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries but received treatment on site.
Several nearby fire departments, including Border City and West Lake Road, offered mutual aid. Both Finger Lakes Ambulance and North Seneca Ambulance attended to the injured residents.
While the cause of the fire is suspected to have originated at the house’s rear, an official investigation is still underway.
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