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Residents suffer smoke inhalation in early morning Utica fire

Posted 8/3/22

Several people were treated for smoke inhalation in an early morning house fire on Stark Street in Utica on Wednesday, according to the Utica Fire Department.

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Residents suffer smoke inhalation in early morning Utica fire

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UTICA — Several people were treated for smoke inhalation in an early morning house fire on Stark Street in Utica on Wednesday, according to the Utica Fire Department.

Fire officials said the alarm was raised at 4:02 a.m. Wednesday for a house fire at the three-story 1310 Stark St., at the intersection with Noyes Street and the Arterial. Responding firefighters reported smoke and fire visible from the second floor.

Initial reports were that some people might be trapped inside the building, officials said. Firefighters launched a search throughout the building while the firefight was going on, and it was determined that everyone had made it out safely. The property has multiple apartments above a business on the first-floor.

An interior attack on the second floor kept the fire contained to the room where it started, authorities said. The fire was declared under control in about half an hour.

A total of 10 adults and one infant have been displaced from their homes, authorities said. Several of the residents were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, officials said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.

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