Police redirecting traffic. (M. Blaney)

Update reported by the Ithaca Voice’s Mike Blaney, who went to the scene:

— There are no reported injuries in a basement fire on Ithaca’s South Aurora Street Tuesday morning.

— The fire appears to have started after construction crews working in the house hit a power line that was improperly marked.

— There’s no exterior damage to the building.

— South Aurora Street remains closed and emergency responders are at the scene.

Police redirecting traffic. (M. Blaney)

Earlier — 

Ithaca, N.Y. — Emergency crews in Ithaca are responding to another fire in the city Tuesday morning.

Earlier today, a multi-story building did significant damage on the 400 block of Stewart Avenue above and adjacent to The Chapter House bar.

“Ithaca Fire Department is at the scene of a structure fire on South Aurora Street near Hillview Place,” Officer Jamie Williamson said in a news release around 10:30 a.m.

“Please avoid traffic on South Aurora Street. ”

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The Tompkins County 911 Dispatch Center confirms that there’s a report of an electrical fire in a basement on the 600 block of South Aurora Street.

The house fire was reported around 10 a.m.

Enfield, Dryden and Ithaca firefighters have been called to the scene. Some of the Ithaca crews that went were called from the scene at The Chapter House, dispatchers said.

There have been no reports of any injuries, dispatchers said, but it’s too soon to say.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.