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ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca Firefighters responded to 225 Coddington Road, in the Town of Ithaca, at 8:30 am Sunday for a reported basement fire.

Engine 3, from the South Hill station, arrived on the scene to find a working fire in a one story home with a walk-out basement. A second alarm was immediately struck for additional personnel and apparatus. There were seven occupants home at the time of the fire. The father was able to get

There were seven occupants home at the time of the fire. The father was able to get everyone out and then called 911.

Fire crews worked to extinguish the stubborn fire and check for an extension to other floors. The Tompkins County Sherriff, Ithaca Police, Ithaca College PD and Bangs Ambulance stood by at the scene while operations were underway and traffic was shut down in the area.

The fire was contained to the basement, which was heavily damaged.

No occupants or firefighters were injured in the blaze and firefighters from Lansing, Newfield and the Dryden Fire Departments assisted Ithaca with other calls.

The fire was under control in about thirty minutes, but crews were on scene for most of the afternoon.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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.