According to the Cortland Professional Firefighters Association Facebook Page, four SUNY Cortland students able to re-occupy off campus house that was saved by the quick actions of firefighters.
The Facebook Page post stated that just before 9pm Saturday night, Cortland Firefighters responded to a report of a working vehicle fire at 66 Lincoln Avenue.
When firefighters arrived on location they found a working vehicle fire and the side of the house a blaze.
Firefighters deployed a 2 inch attack line for suppression, while additional crews began to search the building for occupants, and fire extension. The fire was confined to the vehicle and the exterior of the house, no fire extended into the structure. CPFFA (Cortland Professional Firefighters Association) credits firefighter’s aggressive attack, rapid response, and a fully staffed shift as major factors in why the fire didn’t extend into the structure. The building was able to be reoccupied that evening. No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported. CPFFA members also responded to two additional alarms during the suppression and investigation of the fire.
The City of Cortland Fire Investigation team was called to the scene to determine to the origin and cause of the fire. The case is still under investigation at this time