Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire within 2 minutes. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 24th 2020, fire crews were dispatched to 135 Nelson Street for a reported structure fire. Engine 5 and Truck 3 (110 North Geddes Street) were the first to arrive. They found a two story, wood framed, vacant structure, heavily involved in fire.
Never knowing that a vacant structure is truly unoccupied, crews mounted an aggressive interior attack to extinguish the fire and to search for potential victims. Car 2 deemed the fire to be too far advanced to continue with interior operations and ordered an exterior attack. By 12:20 a.m. the fire was under control and crews were conducting overhaul operations at the fire scene. No victims were found.
Fire Investigators are searching for an origin and a cause for this fire. National Grid, AMR and the Syracuse Police were also on the scene. There were no injuries reported.