Article by Reporter Devon Magliozzi and Managing Editor Kelsey O’Connor
ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca firefighters extinguished a fire Monday afternoon at a two-story home on Crescent Place in Ithaca. No occupants or firefighters were injured, but two cats died.
A fire was reported at about 3:15 p.m. Monday at a house at 106 Crescent Place on Ithaca’s South Hill. When crews arrived on scene, flames were coming out of both sides of the back of the house. As of 5 p.m., crews had knocked down the fire from the outside but were still working on the scene. At 9 p.m., the road had officially reopened, according to a Swift911 notification.
Two residents of 106 Crescent Place were home when the fire started and were able to get out safely, one resident said.
Ivan Daykov, a resident who has lived at 106 Crescent Place about a year, said the fire was very fast moving. Daykov said he didn’t realize what was happening at first. He said he smelled smoke and got out of the apartment with another resident safely.
Two cats have died in the fire, Assistant Fire Chief Dan Tier said on the scene. The cats were brought out of the house and rescue workers tried to resuscitate them with animal resuscitation equipment, but were unsuccessful.
No occupants or firefighters were injured.
Bangs Ambulance stood by at the scene. Off-duty Ithaca firefighters were called back in and crews from Cayuga Heights and Newfield Fire Departments assisted on other calls that came in during the fire.
Featured image: Smoke comes from 106 Crescent Place in Ithaca. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)