Syracuse, N.Y. – At approximately 9:51 a.m. on January 4, 2020 the Syracuse Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire at 114 South Carbon Street. The Squad Company (State and Adams) was on the scene within 2 minutes, followed closely by Engine 9 and Truck 2. Initial reports from the scene indicated light smoke with a fire burning in the walls of a single story, one family, wood framed home.
Further investigation revealed a moderate smoke condition in the building. Multiple attack lines were stretched and a systematic search for potential victims was performed. The fire was extinguished and there were no victims located. The four occupants were alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors and had escaped before the fire department arrived.
Fire Investigators have determined that the origin of the fire was the front porch. The cause was an incendiary act. Damage was confined to the first floor, front of the building. The Syracuse Police Department, AMR, National Grid and the Red Cross were also on the scene. There were no reported injuries at this incident.