ITHACA, N.Y. — A small fire was extinguished at Veterinary Care of Ithaca on Court Street on Thursday. All pets and people got out safe, the Ithaca Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called to the business just before 1 p.m. Thursday, after multiple people reported smoke and flames coming from the building at 712 W. Court St. in Ithaca. Firefighters were on the scene in minutes and began to put out the fire that was above the ceiling in the attic area, the Ithaca Fire Department said.

Crews were on the scene for about an hour Thursday to extinguish a fire at Veterinary Care of Ithaca. (Photo provided by IFD)

The building sustained some damage to the roof and ceiling. The extent of the damage is still being assessed, Lt. Tom Basher, public information officer for the Ithaca Fire Department said. Crews were on the scene for about an hour.

Bangs Ambulance stood by in case of injuries and the Ithaca Police Department and Ithaca Fire Police assisted with traffic control. Newfield, Cayuga Heights and the Lansing fire departments were called in to cover calls along with off-duty firefighters.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Images courtesy of Ithaca Fire Department.

Kelsey O'Connor

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