Apartment Fire on Light Court

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 9:46 am on Tuesday Oct. 19th, a group of NYS University police officers and an off-duty Syracuse firefighter noticed smoke coming from an apartment at 101 Light Court.  They immediately gained entry to the apartment, and determined that no one was home.

Fire units were dispatched around that same time, and were on the scene in less than two minutes.  The fire apartment and all adjoining apartments of the multi-unit building were thoroughly searched for any trapped or endangered occupants.  It took about ten minutes to extinguish the blaze.  There was extensive damage in the apartment of origin, and the other apartments were heavily charged with smoke.  The building had working smoke detectors, which alerted several nearby residents.  It took fire crews more than an hour to completely clear all of the smoke from the building.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross will be assisting displaced occupants with shelter and other needs.  AMR, the Syracuse Police Department and National Grid also responded to the scene.  No injuries were reported.  Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.

Smoke detectors save lives.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost three of every five home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.  Please check your smoke detectors today!