Syracuse, N.Y. – Shortly after returning from the two-alarm blaze on West Onondaga Street, Syracuse fire crews were called to another structure fire. Around 6:30 A.M. Saturday May 15th, the Onondaga County 911 Center began receiving calls about a fire in a two-family home at 145 Lakeview Avenue. The first firefighters were on scene in just over two minutes, and found heavy smoke issuing from the second floor of the building.
Crews immediately began working to extinguish the flames while simultaneously searching for anyone that might be trapped. Because of the quick response time, most of the fire damage was contained to one area of the second floor apartment. All of the occupants were able to escape safely, and no injuries were reported. Both apartments in the building had working smoke detectors.
AMR, National Grid, and the Syracuse Police Department also responded to the scene. The Red Cross will be assisting any displaced occupants with shelter and other needs. Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.