UTICA, NY - Investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire on the city's east side, which left nearly a dozen people homeless just two days after Christmas.
The fire happened around 12:15 Sunday afternoon on Morris Street.
Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll told NewsChannel 2 the fire was contained to the ceiling and walls of a second floor bedroom, but the damage was still too extensive for anyone to stay there.
No one was injured in the fire. However, The Central & Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted the 11 occupants of the home - seven adults and four children - with shelter, food and clothing as well as emotional support.