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One injured, 18 displaced in late night Utica fire

One person was rushed to the hospital late Wednesday night, after a fire in a Utica apartment building.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 6:43 AM
Updated: Dec 5, 2019 12:29 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- One person was rushed to the hospital late Wednesday night, after a fire in a Utica apartment building. 

Fire officals say that individual was hanging out of the window on the third floor of the building, and was rescued with a ladder. 

But now, 18 people who lived in the building are seeking out another place to stay, and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The Utica Fire Chief says it happened right before 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Lansing Street in Utica. 

They believe it started in an attic space, which was converted into an apartment. Initial calls they received, had reported that some individuals were trapped on the third floor in the attic space. 

When fire crews got there, they found heavy smoke coming from the attic. The attic space has heavy fire and smoke damage. 

Fire officials say the cold and snowy weather didn't help when putting the fire out. 

"We're still working to ascertain how many people were exactly living in the structure. We believe there were four residents on the second floor and several more in the attic space," said Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll. 

Ingersoll says they are working with the Amercian Red Cross to help get the people who lived in the building a place to stay. He says the individual was taken to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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