Syracuse, N.Y. – At approximately 10:47 p.m. on November 18, 2019, the Syracuse Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 1337 Madison Street. Within 2 minutes of dispatch, companies from Fire Station 10 (2030 E. Genesee St.) were on scene of the 2 story wood framed dwelling. They encountered heavy fire on the first floor of the building, extending to the second floor.
As additional resources arrived, multiple hand lines were stretched into the home and a search for potential victims was conducted. The fire was extinguished, and no victims were found. Of the six occupants, only two were home at the time of the fire. They were alerted to the fire by the smell of smoke and were able to escape before the fire departments arrival.
Fire investigators have determined that the fire started in the first-floor kitchen in the rear of the structure and extended to the second floor via an interior stairway. The cause is under investigation. The two occupants were treated on the scene by AMR and transported to Upstate Hospital. Their condition is not known. The rear of the home was damaged by the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the occupants. National Grid and the Syracuse Police Department were also on the scene. No other injuries were reported. The Fire Department remained on the scene until 2:30 a.m.