ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Fire Department quickly extinguished a house fire Wednesday on Park Lane. No one was home at the time of the fire except two dogs, who were rescued safely.

The fire was reported around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at a two-story home at 113 Park Lane just off of Route 79 in the Town of Ithaca. The fire was reported to be out by about 12:40 p.m., but as of 1:45 p.m., some crews still remained on scene to ventilate the house which sustained heavy damage.

Ithaca firefighters work on the scene of a house fire on Park Lane in Ithaca. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)

Bangs Ambulance stood by at the scene, but there were no injuries, according to Assistant Chief Rich Tracy at the scene.

Two dogs were home at the time of the fire, Tracy said, but they were safely rescued. Firefighters used a pet oxygen mask for one of the dogs, who was then transported for veterinary care. But according to Tracy, the owner said the dog was doing fine.

The IFD shared a video below of firefighters comforting and assisting the rescued dogs.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There was heavy damage to the middle of the house and the attic, and heavy smoke throughout, Tracy said. He said the house is uninhabitable.

The Newfield, Cayuga Heights and Enfield fire departments helped cover calls during the fire.

Photo by Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice

Story last updated at 1:53 p.m.

Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at or 607-391-0328.