UPDATE: The Rome Fire Department has released more information about a house fire in the city of Rome on Thursday.
The fire at 609 N. Madison St. broke out just before 2 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials say heavy flames were visible from both the first and second floors upon arrival, and the homeowner told crews that all occupants were out of the house. Two people lived on the first floor and two lived on the second floor.
Officials say houses on either side of the burning structure were evacuated because of their proximity to the fire, and the house was also searched to be sure that nobody was inside. No injuries were reported in the fire.
Fire oficials say the two-story house is a total loss, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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ROME – Crews are responding to a working structure fire in the city of Rome.
The fire at 609 N. Madison St. was first reported at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, according to the Oneida County 911 Center.
The Rome fire and police departments, AmCare Ambulance and Oneida County Emergency Services have all been dispatched to the scene.
The photo below is from a viewer-submitted video, and the viewer reports that it is a house fire.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Photo taken from video submitted by Joe Butler