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Rescues Made at Four-Alarm Structure Fire in Rochester

By GUY ZAMPATORI JR, Correspondent | April 28, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 042820106

Rochester, NY - When firefighters arrived to Monroe Ave. around 2:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 28th, they were greeted with heavy smoke and fire shooting from the second floor of the building, burning out of control with five people reportedly trapped inside.

According to crews, it took about 15 fire companies and 75 firefighters to battle this blaze. Firefighters were quickly able to get into the building and find everyone, rescuing them through a front window on the first floor. Crews said multiple pets were also rescued by firefighters.

Firefighters were on the roof of the building creating vents for the smoke and fire to escape, but due to the compromised structural stability of the building those firefighters had to be pulled off the roof and a collapse zone was established. The fire was placed under control within two hours.

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