Syracuse, N.Y. – At 8:54 P.M. April 1st, the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 910 South McBride Street for a reported fire in a large two-story apartment building. The first fire department units were on scene in just over one minute, and found fire coming from the window of a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and immediately began searching for trapped occupants. It was later determined that no one was home at the time of the fire.
It took crews approximately twenty minutes to fully extinguish the blaze. Because of the quick response time and rapid fire knockdown, the damage was contained to the apartment of origin and there were no injuries. AMR, National Grid, and the Syracuse Police Department also responded to the incident. The American Red Cross will be assisting the occupants of the apartment with temporary shelter and other needs. Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.