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One Hospitalized After Ithaca Apartment Building Fire


One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at an apartment building in the 500 block of Lake Street in the city of Ithaca on Sunday.

When firefighters arrived on the scene at around 1 p.m., they found smoke coming from the roof. According to the Ithaca Fire Department, an aggressive investigation and attack located a fire in the ceiling and walls of a third-floor bedroom. After it was put out, the walls and the ceiling were opened to search for any remaining fire and it was declared out at about 1:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

The Ithaca Fire Department was assisted by the Lansing, Newfield, and Cayuga Heights Fire Departments. Ithaca Police and the city of Ithaca Building Department assisted at the scene. Lake Street was reopened at 2:15 p.m.

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