Occupants safe in overnight fire on Ithaca’s south hill

The Ithaca Fire Department spent about two hours bringing a residential fire under control at 120 Hudson Street in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. “All of the occupants escaped the building prior to the arrival of the fire department,” says IFD.

Ithaca Fire Department was assisted by Newfield firefighters at this morning’s fire on South Hill. Photo courtesy of Mike Darrah.

According to the Ithaca Fire Department, firefighters responded at about 1:20am to find the three-story duplex “heavily involved with fire on one side of the building.”

The South Hill neighborhood is home to quite a few Ithaca College students who choose to live off campus, and students live in the duplex affected by last night’s fire, according to neighbor Mike Darrah.

The Newfield Fire Department provided mutual assistance at the scene, says IFD, Bangs Ambulance, NYSEG, and the American Red Cross were also on hand, and Ithaca police diverted traffic around the area. IFD adds that Cayuga Heights, Lansing, and Trumansburg Fire Departments stood by at the Central Fire Station on Green Street.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the Red Cross is helping seven occupants who were displaced by the fire. No other houses were damaged.

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