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Rochester Firefighters Battle Blaze Next Door to Firehouse

By JEFFREY ARNOLD, Senior Correspondent | January 14, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 011421107

Rochester, NY - On Wednesday, January 13th at approximately 3:00 P.M., firefighters from Rochester Fire Department's Engine 5 firehouse were alerted to a fire at 458 Lyell Avenue, next door to the station.

Crews found smoke and flames coming from a large two-and-a-half story duplex. There were initially reports of people trapped, but everyone in the structure was later accounted for.

A total of eight people were home at the time of the fire, two of which were injured after jumping out of second floor windows. They were transported to the hospital for treatment of burns and lower extremity injuries.

The blaze was brought under control in about 40 minutes. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.