Dozens left homeless after Greece apartment fire

    A fire in Greece left one woman suffering from smoke inhalation and more than one dozen residents homeless. (WHAM photo)

    A woman is recovering from smoke inhalation and dozens are homeless after a fire in Greece on Friday at an apartment building.

    Multiple companies responded to the fire, which began around 3 p.m. in the basement of a building at Greece Commons on Falmouth Street. The blaze spread to the first and second floors, according to Barnard Fire Department Chief John Nolan.

    Twelve units are uninhabitable, he said. The American Red Cross as well as the management team at the apartment complex are helping them, Nolan said.

    A woman who lived in a basement unit was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation, he said.

    The fire took about an hour to get under control.

    The cause is under investigation by the Monroe County Fire Bureau.

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