American Red Cross helping two families after Rome fire

The Rome Fire Department was called to a home on Lawrence Street next to Avenue B just before 10:00 pm Wednesday night.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 12:46 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2019 8:23 AM

ROME, N.Y.- Crews responded to a structure fire in Rome Wednesday night. 

The Rome Fire Department along with the Rome Police Department and AmCare Ambulance were called to a home on Lawrence Street next to Avenue B just before 10:00pm. 

Initial reports were that people were still in the home, but everyone inside made it out safely before firefighters arrived on scene. 

There were flames visible when firefighters arrived. However, the fire was out by the time a NewsChannel 2 crew arrived on scene. 

Firefighters say the fire started in the back of the house. 

No injuries were reported, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

The American Red Cross is assisting two families. One family consists of one adult and three children, a 7-year-old and 5-year-old twins. The other family was of two adults. One resident is eligible for Veterans' services. 

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