ITHACA, N.Y. — Three people were ousted from an early morning blaze in Ithaca, an official said.


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The Ithaca Fire Department was dispatched to 611 Hudson St. just before 3 a.m. and found flames coming from the second floor of the building, Lt. Thomas Basher said.

Three residents made it safely out of the multi-unit home and firefighters saved a cat from a first floor apartment, he said.

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 15 minutes, putting out heavy flames on a second floor porch. They were at the home for around an hour ensuring all hot spots were put out, Basher said.

He said the three occupants should be able to move back into the building within a few days.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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