Syracuse, N.Y. – at 10:34 A.M. June 6th, the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 801 Wolf Street for a structure fire. The first units were on scene in just three minutes and reported heavy fire showing from the second floor. The building, a two-story mixed occupancy, contained a business and three apartments. The business is under renovation and was not occupied at the time of the fire. All of the residents in the apartments were able to escape prior to the fire department’s arrival. One resident, an adult female, was transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Her condition is not currently known. No other injuries were reported.
It took firefighters more than 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. Crews were able to rescue several family pets from the building. Because of the high temperature and humidity, additional firefighters had to be called to the scene and a rehabilitation sector was established. With a high heat index, firefighters must periodically rotate through the rehabilitation sector to remove their heavy turnout gear, rehydrate, and have their vital signs checked.
Six residents have been displaced by the fire. The local chapter of the American Red Cross will be assisting them with shelter and other needs. National Grid, AMR, and the Syracuse Police Department also responded to the scene. Members of the SFD Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.