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Cortland Firefighters Knock Out House Fire on Lincoln Ave.


City of Cortland Firefighters responded to a call at 8:30am this morning to a reported fire in a home at 32 Lincoln Ave in the city of Cortland.

Residents in the building were safely able to evacuate. 

Upon arrival Battalion Chief Derek Reynolds reported heavy smoke coming from the house and blowing across the street. Smoke conditions continued to get worse with interior crews confirming a fire located in a bedroom on the first floor with it spreading to the second floor.

A second alarm fire was then announced by Chief Wayne Friedman which included bringing in off duty personnel, with Cortlandville and Homer Fire Departments to assist.

Fire Crews were then able to extinguished the fire within 10 minutes.

The City of Cortland Fire Investigation Division and New York State Fire are currently investigating the cause of the fire, earlier reports indicated the fire began from a space heater located in the bedroom.

The Red Cross is currently assisting those displaced from the fire with temporary housing.

Assisting the City of Cortland Fire Department was Homer and Cortlandville Fire Departments, City of Cortland Police with McGraw and Virgil Fire Departments providing standby coverage at City Fire Headquarters.

All units were cleared of the scene besides investigation crews by 12:30pm.

There were no injuries.

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