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Kitchen fire burns apartment building on Syracuse’s North Side

Syracuse.com logo Syracuse.com 9/29/2020 By Jacob Pucci, syracuse.com
a group of people on a boat in the water: Firefighters on the scene of a fire at 100 Pond Street on Syracuse's North Side. Sept. 29, 2020. © Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com/Jacob Pucci/syracuse.com/TNS Firefighters on the scene of a fire at 100 Pond Street on Syracuse's North Side. Sept. 29, 2020.

Syracuse, N.Y. — Residents of a North Side apartment building escaped injury after a fire this afternoon in a first-floor apartment.

Firefighters were called to 100 Pond Street around 12:32 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming from the building.

When firefighters arrived, they found an active fire in the kitchen of a downstairs apartment—one of five units in the building, Syracuse Deputy Fire Chief Bob Cussen said.

Four children were in the apartment at the time, but all made it outside safely.

Around 15 people lived in the building, Cussen said. No injuries were reported.

The fire was largely contained to the one apartment, Cussen said, but the first and second floors both sustained smoke damage. Cussen said he believes the building had working smoke detectors at the time of the fire.

It took firefighters around 15 minutes to extinguish the flames.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Contact Jacob Pucci at jpucci@syracuse.com or find him on Twitter at @JacobPucci.

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