Utica firefighters put out porch fire


The Utica Fire Department doused a porch fire on Genesee Street Sunday afternoon.

Fire officials said the alarm was raised at 5:07 p.m. and they found smoke and fire coming from the first-floor porch at 2632 Genesee St. Officials said they doused the fire on the porch and porch roof, then searched for any hidden patches of fire within the building, keeping it from spreading.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials said the fire is believed to have started in the area under the porch. No one was injured during the firefight, officials said.


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