This is a republished news release from the Ithaca Fire Department. It was NOT written by The Ithaca Voice.
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County 911 center received multiple calls at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, of a fire with a person trapped inside, at 14 Abbott Lane in the City of Ithaca.
Police and Fire units arrived on scene quickly and found smoke coming from the back of the multi-unit complex.
Firefighters stretched a hose inside and put out the fire in the apartment and searched for any occupants, luckily everyone was out. Crews remained on scene for about an hour to hit hot spots and to ensure that there was no extension or Carbon Monoxide remaining from the blaze.
Ithaca Police and Bangs Ambulance units assisted at the scene during the event.
The fire was contained to the original apartment. No occupants or firefighters were injured in the blaze. The Cayuga Heights Fire Department stood by at Central Fire Station with off duty Ithaca Firefighters to cover other calls.
Fire Officials credit the quick response for containing a fire that could have been much worse and remind all residents to have working smoke detectors in their homes. The entire event took about an hour. The cause of the fire is under investigation.