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Woman Rescued During Structure Fire in Homer


Just before 6 in the evening on Thursday, February 15th, a call came into Cortland County 9-1-1 dispatch of a possible structure fire at a residence located at 11 Northwest Street (Route 281) in the Village of Homer. The report also said there could be possible entrapment inside the residence.

Homer and Cortland Fire were dispatched to the scene along with TLC Ambulance. First arriving at the scene were Homer Fire Chief Riley and Homer Police Officer, Foody. Another firefighter who lived in the neighborhood responded to the scene and reported of an appliance on fire with smoke spreading throughout the residence.

A local passerby driving past the scene stopped to aid firefighters in removing a resident from the home. Homer Fire says the resident was unable to exit on her own. Firefighters were able to have the fire under control in about 15 minutes from the initial time of call.

Image via Homer Fire Department

During the attack on the fire, Cortland County Fire Coordinator Kevin Whitney saved a cat. Homer Fire Chief Jay Riley told X101 News the cause of the fire was found to be an electrical issue and no one was hurt.

Two people were displaced due to the fire. The Red Cross is currently assisting.

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