Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire on Burt Street

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 11:40 A.M. Saturday May 22nd, firefighters were called to the corner of Burt Street and Montgomery Street for a structure fire.  Several people called 911 to report that a pickup truck was on fire, and that the flames had spread to a nearby building.  The first units were on scene in just two minutes.  Crews immediately began working to extinguish the fire, and the building was searched for any trapped occupants.  It was determined that no one was inside.

Because of the quick response time, crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading any further and the damage to the building was minimal.  The blaze was brought under control in approximately 15 minutes.  No injuries were reported.  The Syracuse Police Department and AMR also responded to the scene.  Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.