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Firefighters Make Quick Work of South Townsend Street Fire

Townsend St Fire

Syracuse, NY- On Friday, February 9th , 2024, at 11:42 a.m., Syracuse Firefighters were alerted by the Onondaga County 911 Center to a reported possible fire at 1113 South Townsend Street. Firefighters from Station 1, on S. State St. arrived on the scene two minutes later and reported smoke and flames coming from a second-floor window of a two-story brick apartment building. A signal ‘99’ was transmitted, indicating a working fire.

1113 S. Townsend St
1113 S. Townsend St

As additional units arrived on the scene, crews began to stretch hoses into the structure. Separate teams of firefighters also initiated a systematic search of the building. All occupants of the apartment where the fire was located had been able to escape prior to the Fire Departments’ arrival, however, the status of residents in adjacent apartments was not initially known. As crews searched through different apartments, the hose team on the first arriving Engine located the fire and quickly extinguished it. As searches were completed it was confirmed that there were no victims; all occupants were able to safely escape.

The fire was declared out after 20 minutes. The apartment where the fire occurred sustained fire, smoke, and water damage. The first-floor apartment below the fire apartment also sustained water damage. A total of nine occupants from the two apartments were displaced by this fire. The displaced occupants were being assisted by the Red Cross. Syracuse Fire Investigators were able to determine that the fire started in a second-floor living room and was accidental in nature, caused by unattended candles. There were no injuries reported to civilians or to Fire Department personnel.

A total of 40 Fire Department personnel responded to this incident, including command and support staff. Syracuse Fire Department Ambulance, Syracuse Police, American Medical Response, National Grid, and the American Red Cross also responded to the scene.

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