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Flames rip three-family home in Macedon
Macedon, N.Y. - It took four fire crews and nearly 600,000 gallons of water to get a multi-family house fire under control Saturday afternoon.
The fire started around 3:30 at a home on Macedon Center Road. The fire is believed to have started in the back of the home.
Crews initially thought they got the fire under control, but it quickly spread.
Once it [the fire] gets in the walls, above the attic where we can't see it it's tough to deal with, said Chief Andy Dohse of the Macedon Center Fire Department. That's why we had to fall back and do an exterior attack because it was just too unsafe for my personnel to be inside.
Three families live in the house, and everyone who was at the home at the time was able to make it out safely.
A friend of my son's called him and told him at the same time the landlord was calling my wife, said Peter Sulli when asked how he found out about the fire. Sulli has lived in the upstairs apartment with his family for the last two years.
Sulli was at work and his wife and kids were at another family members house when the fire started because there was no power in their apartment.
The power went out this morning, the whole street went out from what I understand, said Sulli, and when it came back on ours kept going out. I don't know if that had anything to do with it.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Red Cross is helping out the families affected.
The cat that was in the house when the fire started was able to get out of the house on its own.