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At 10:24 p.m. on Friday, March 17, the Cayuga Heights Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Concord Place in the Town of Ithaca after a neighbor reported seeing flames coming from a residence.
The first arriving units found the attached garage engulfed in flames, with fire beginning to spread to the rest of the two-story, single-family home. After being informed that no one was inside, firefighters made an interior attack from the front door to knock down the fire. Crews operating on the second floor found fire in the attic, which required pulling down ceiling in order to reach and extinguish.
The fire was brought under control in an hour, though crews remained on scene until 5:00 a.m. The garage was destroyed, and the second story was heavily damaged. A total of 26 Cayuga Heights firefighters responded, with mutual aid provided by the Lansing, Ithaca, and Dryden Fire Departments. There were no injuries. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control is investigating the cause of the fire.