Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:04 am
City firefighters rescued three people trapped in an apartment during an early morning fire at 2 Lewis Place.
The fire was put out quickly, but upon arriving at scene at 1:30 a.m., firefighters had to first use a ladder to a second-floor window to rescue two adults and one child.
City police officers got two other adults out of the lower apartment.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The fire was in the second-floor apartment.
The fire went to a second alarm because of the potential for the fire to spread into the attic of the row of apartments on Lewis Place. Town of Batavia fire was put on standby. Alexander's FAST team was requested to the scene. Darien fire was requested for their air bottle refill capabilities. Mercy EMS was on scene on standby.
Before other units arrived, they were told to back down from an emergency response because the fire was knocked down.
Four adults and one child were provided temporary housing by Red Cross.
City fire was back in service at 3:45 a.m.
Photo: Photo submitted by Kameko Barlog.