ULYSSES, N.Y. — Multiple fire departments were called to an early Saturday morning blaze in the town of Ulysses.

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The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. in a two-story private residence at 1627 Trumansburg Road, officials said in a news release.

The residents made it out of the home safely and no injuries were reported.

According to the news release, firefighters used a hand-line to put out the fire from the outside, containing the blaze to its original room of origin.

The Trumansburg Fire Department, which responded to the incident with help from the Ithaca and Enfield fire departments, were at the scene for about an hour and a half to ensure the blaze was fully extinguished.

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Lt. Dan Scherer said the fire is being investigated but initially appears to have been caused by a malfunction in the wood-stove flue that was part of the home’s heating system.

He said it’s unknown whether the home had working smoke detectors.

Scherer said that as people begin using heaters this winter,  they should inspect and clean their heating systems and always maintain working smoke detectors in the home.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.