House Fire on Palmer Avenue

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 7:59 A.M. yesterday Nov 12th, the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 310 Palmer Avenue, between Sterling Avenue and Cheney Street, for a house fire.  The first unit, Engine 3, was on scene in just two minutes and reported smoke and flames visible on the second-floor porch.  Firefighters immediately began searching the two-family home for any trapped or endangered occupants, while simultaneously working to extinguish the fire.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control in less than twenty minutes, and no injuries were reported.  AMR, National Grid, and the Syracuse Police Department also responded to the scene.  Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Smoke detectors save lives.  It is important to install smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside of each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.  Test your smoke detectors once a month by pushing the test button.  Smoke detectors should be replaced ten years from the date of manufacture.  If a smoke detector activates in your home, everyone should get outside and stay outside.  Call 911 from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone.

There have been 59 major structure fires in the city of Syracuse this year.