Medical call leads to discovery of fire

December 4, 2018

A Rochester Fire Department crew responding to a medical call discovered a fire at a nearby residence.

When the fire crew arrived at the southwest Rochester residence at 2:07 a.m. Sunday, firefighters noticed the smell of something burning in the area. As they checked the scene, they noticed light smoke coming from an open upstairs window of a nearby residence, according to a statement from the fire department.

The crew made entry and encountered light smoke on the first floor of the home. After proceeding to an upstairs bedroom, the crew located two small fires they were able to extinguish using water from the home and a pump can they retrieved from their engine, the statement read.

The fire crew ensured the home was safe to occupy then installed two smoke detectors to supplement those already in the residence.

There were no injuries, the fire department reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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