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Rochester firefighters respond to three fires Wednesday

Spencer Street, Rochester (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester firefighters were busy Wednesday. They responded to three separate house fires over the course of just a few hours.

The first happened around 7:15 a.m. on Spencer Street. When crews arrived at the multi-occupy house, they found smoke coming from both the first and second floors.

We’re told a firefighter suffered an injury and was taken to the hospital, but was later released.

Everyone inside the home at the time of the fire was able to get out safely. A total of six people were displaced.

The home was severely damaged. At this point, there is no word on a cause. The American Red Cross is providing aid for those who were displaced.

A few hours later, around 11 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to Avenue E for the report of a house fire. There, firefighters found smoke coming from the second floor.

Crews were able to contain the fire to one room of the home. They say working smoke detectors and a nearby fire hydrant being cleared of snow helped in this effort.

Everyone in the home was able to get out safely. There is no word yet on a cause.

The third fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. at the 1100 block of Monroe Avenue. Crews say, when they arrived, smoke was coming from two sides of the three-story multi-family home’s attic.

The fire was declared under control about 30 minutes later. No one was hurt.

There’s no word yet on a cause for the fire.

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