ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca Fire Department has detailed a fire that took place in the 300 block of West King Road in the Town of Ithaca.

The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 12:30 on Jan. 8. New York State Park Police saw smoke “pouring from the residence” and called 911.

According to the fire department, South Hill’s Engine 3 was first on the scene and began to combat the blaze. More fire units arrived on the scene and firefighters went to work, remaining on the scene for about 90 minutes.

No injuries were reported, but the house suffered “major fire, smoke and water damage.”

The fire department stated that it was assisted by Bangs Ambulance, New York State Police, Town of Ithaca Code Enforcement Department and the Red Cross.

Matt Butler

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