The following is a republished press release from the Trumansburg Fire Department. It was NOT written by the Ithaca Voice .
ULYSSES, N.Y. — Trumansburg Fire Department, along with mutual aid help from Enfield, Mecklenburg, Interlaken, and Ovid Fire Departments, responded early morning (approx. 5:40 am) to a reported structure fire on Falls Rd. in the Town of Ulysses.
Chief Fulton arrived on scene within minutes of the call and reported a fully involved structure fire with heavy flame and smoke. Trumansburg’s engine and ladder truck arrived on scene shortly thereafter and an aggressive attack was made on the fire. Crews quickly deployed hand-lines to knock down some of the fire from the outside of house, after which interior firefighters moved inside to continue the fight. As mutual aid companies arrived their crews were deployed to assist in the effort, with at least four hand-lines in operation at one point to control the blaze, both inside and outside of the house.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down within the first 30 minutes or so, however damage to the home and its contents was still extensive. Firefighters remained on scene for several hours to find and extinguish any remaining fire and hotspots. The fire is believed to have started on a large front porch before it moved inside the house.
The seven residences of home all made it out safely and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. No civilian, nor firefighter injuries were reported and Trumansburg Ambulance was on scene to provide medical and rehabilitation support.
Lodi Fire Department also assisted by standing by at the Trumansburg Fire Station. The home is believed to have had several working smoke detectors.