Syracuse, N.Y. – At 3:44 A.M.. crews were called to 524 Fabius Street for a reported fire in a vacant house. The first units were on scene in just two minutes, and reported heavy fire in the basement and on the first floor.
The house, which was in very poor condition, was immediately searched for victims. Plywood had to be removed from many of the doors and windows to gain entry. While searching, firefighters found multiple holes in the floor and the foundation. Within a few minutes, they were able to verify that no one was trapped inside. The bulk of the fire was extinguished in less than thirty minutes. The fire was contained to the building of origin and neighboring homes were not damaged.
The Syracuse Police Department, AMR, and National Grid also responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Members of the Fire Investigation Bureau are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.