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Crews battle early-morning fire at Lansing apartment complex

A major structure fire in an apartment complex on Uptown Road in the Village of Lansing prompted a swift response from several fire departments early Wednesday morning.


The Lansing Fire Department, in a statement, reported that the first units to arrive encountered heavy smoke and moderate fire in a second-floor apartment. Firefighting teams quickly engaged, deploying hoses and commencing firefighting efforts, while additional crews conducted a thorough search of the adjacent apartments to ensure resident safety.

The firefighting operation was a collaborative effort, with assistance from the Cayuga Heights Fire Department, Varna Volunteer Fire Company, Dryden Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, New York State Police, and New York State’s Office of Fire Prevention and Control.


The response included a substantial deployment of resources: A total of five engines, one aerial, one heavy rescue unit, multiple support vehicles, and approximately 28 firefighters from all agencies involved.

Remarkably, no injuries were reported among firefighters or civilians, a testament to the effective response and coordination of the multiple departments.

The Lansing Fire Department expressed gratitude to all the mutual aid departments for their vital contributions in a Facebook post.