On Monday, December 5th around 6 in the morning, the Ithaca Fire Department responded to a fire alarm with multiple calls reporting a fire on the third floor at 151 Dryden Rd. in the City of Ithaca.
Due to the volume of calls coming in, a second alarm was issued to bring in off duty firefighters to supplement the on-duty firefighters. Arrival first came from the East Hill station and reported heavy smoke coming from the third floor.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, and the building was searched for any occupants still inside. Most occupants were located by firefighters and evacuated. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and was transported to the hospital, no other injuries were reported.
The building currently has extensive fire, smoke, and water damage and occupants of the building are not allowed reentry into the building. Residents who live in the building are sheltering in other locations in Collegetown and Cornell.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation.
Assisting the Ithaca Fire Department was the Ithaca Police, Bangs Ambulance, TCAT, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Cornell Crisis, and NYSEG.
Additionally, Cayuga Heights and Newfield Fire stood by at Ithaca Central Fire Station to assist in other calls.