The City of Cortland Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on Hubbard Street in the City of Cortland around 4pm Sunday, April 2nd.
Upon arrival fire crews found smoke conditions coming from the first floor with multiple smoke detectors going off. Firefighters made their way through the kitchen door of the first floor apartment and found heavy smoke.
Firefighters immediately searched for anyone still inside the apartment and began to lay water lines to go after the fire. The fire was found and was able to be extinguished with a water can, which is a 2 and a half gallon water fire extinguisher.
After the fire was extinguished, firefighters began to vent the building from the smoke and additional crews searched the other apartments attached to the building for anyone still inside. Firefighters did find a light smoke condition with no fire in another apartment building and no one was inside.
The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental by officials and no injuries to firefighters or residents were reported. The Cortland Fire Department credits the quick work knocking out the fire from working smoke detectors and an immediate call to 9-1-1. All units were cleared a little bit under two hours from the initial call from the scene.