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City Firefighters Make Quick Work On Morning Apartment Fire

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City Firefighters were able to quickly put out a morning fire on Clinton Ave.


A passerby and an occupant dialed 911 at 6:43 am after noticing smoke coming from the attic at 76 Clinton Ave.

Firefighters arrived minutes later to find significant smoke coming from the attic area of the three story multiple apartment building.

Firefighters made access to third floor of the building and after finding access to the attic quickly extinguished the fire while others began searching the building for occupants and also checking for fire extension. The department’s tower ladder truck was used for ventilation of the attic area.

Volunteer members and off duty career staff were brought in to assist on scene and cover additional apparatus.

Cortlandville and Homer Fire Departments stood by in their stations for additional alarms in the city,. All occupants were accounted for and there were no civilian injuries.

One firefighter was treated on the scene for dehydration.

The building was deemed uninhabitable due to the water damage and code concerns. There were no working smoke detectors at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Investigation Division.

Photo Courtesy of the Cortland Fire Department.

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