RFD Battles 3-Alarm Fire on First Street
Multiple people were rescued from an apartment fire in Rochester Sunday morning.
The first call came in around 10:30 a.m., for the report of a fire at 127 First Street. When Firefighters arrived they noticed heavy fire on the third floor of the apartment building.
Because of the size of the building, a third alarm was called.
The Fire Department says there were a number of people inside when Firefighters arrived.
"Numerous Rescues, a lot of people were self rescuing and getting themselves out of the building," said Interim Rochester Fire Chief Sam Mitrano. "The third floor north end of the building, we did have a number of people that had to be rescued by Firefighters, two adults and a child specifically. Others were coming down the stairways and were being directed to the south end of the building."
Everyone was able to get out safely. The Fire Department believes the fire started in a third floor apartment.
The exact cause is unknown at this time.