ILION, N.Y. – Four people were displaced after a house caught fire in Ilion Friday morning just before 7 a.m.
Ilion Fire Chief Tom Pedersen said when crews arrived on scene, they had trouble getting into the house.
“There were some hoarding conditions going on so it made it difficult to gain entrance to fight the fire so we had to cut a hole in the back wall to get in,” said Pederson.
The house, located on West North Street, had four separate apartments.
Pederson says there was damage to the upstairs rear apartment.
The Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.