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Firefighter injured in early morning fire in Utica

One firefighter was injured on the scene of a house fire in Utica in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 6:00 AM
Updated: Jun 27, 2018 2:39 PM

UTICA – One firefighter was injured on the scene of a house fire in Utica in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

The fire at 1407 Taylor Avenue broke out just before 1:30 a.m. The Utica Fire Department, Utica Police Department and Oneida County Emergency Services were all dispatched to the scene.

Fire officials say that upon their arrival, flames and smoke were visible. The fire spread throughout the entire house and damaged two other houses, one on each side of it.

Officials say the family of six who live in the house all made it out safely. A Utica firefighter sustained a leg injury, and he was treated and then released.

The local American Red Cross is assisting the adult and five children who live in the house. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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